15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Lahti
— 1 day
Train:  1 h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  27 h
End: Brisbane

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 2nd (Wed), stroll through Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti online tour planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Lahti is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brisbane to Lahti, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in January: high temperatures in Lahti hover around -6°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain
Musical Fountain

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Head to Old Market Hall and Marimekko Oyjfor plenty of shopping. Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, visit Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and browse the different shops at Flamingo Entertainment Center.

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Getting from Lahti to Helsinki by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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 10th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 12th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari travel route planner.

Drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. January in Mustasaari sees daily highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to 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 ©
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 13th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi. In January, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Mustasaari - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village