14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Turku
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Pori
Drive
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route site.

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at 28°F and lows at 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

Luosto

— 1 night
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luosto online trip builder.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Luosto sees daily highs of 26°F and lows of 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Seven Fells Up and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo road trip planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 26°F during the day and 15°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden and then get your game on at Moomin World.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Akaslompolo to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Akaslompolo in November, with highs in Turku at 40°F and lows at 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll through Yyteri Beach and then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pori online itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and then look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere journey maker website.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in December, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 27°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."