14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rajkot
Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Rajkot

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip planner.

Rajkot, India to Kimito Island is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Rajkot in December; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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 22nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Vepsa Island, then view the masterpieces at Gallery A, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku day trip planning website .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the next day, look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Yyteri Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then stop by Porin Kauppahalli, then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

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

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 27th (Thu), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. December in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mustasaari in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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