14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Pori
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Mon), make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 28°F and lows reach 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Luosto vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in November, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get outside with Seven Fells Up and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 26°F, while at night they dip to 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden and then have fun at Moomin World.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Akaslompolo to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Akaslompolo in November: high temperatures in Turku hover around 40°F and lows are around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

few
hours
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach and then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pori road trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and then stop by Keittioelamaa.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Pack the 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampere in December, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (37°F), and nights are about the same (27°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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