14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

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.
Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 22nd (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

3
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 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find out how to plan a trip to Turku, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Tue), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip site .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 26th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Mustasaari itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

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.
On the 27th (Thu), see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions planner .

Drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Mustasaari in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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