15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip builder

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tornio
— 2 nights
Drive to Kemi-Tornio Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then stop by Katajanokka, and then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On your second day here, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a tour of S/S Salama, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Savonlinna: highs are around -1°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Kuhmo

— 1 night
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Taiga.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuhmo day trip website.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuhmo by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hit the slopes at Ruka and then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo route website.

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ranua Zoo and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rovaniemi Church and Arktikum. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, see Santa Claus Office, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip tool.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get a sense of the local culture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Angry Birds Activity Park (in Saariselka).

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Inari visit planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Inari dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

Tornio

— 2 nights
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. On the 15th (Wed), cast your line with Nordic Safaris and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Tornio Golf and then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tornio day trip planning app.

Drive from Inari to Tornio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Inari in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of -11°C in Tornio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tornio

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 17th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and then explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tornio to Helsinki. Traveling from Tornio in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

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."