15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  32 h
1
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Kemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h
5
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Inari is an approximately 32- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in November, things will get cooler in Inari: highs are around -3°C and lows about -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Museums Wildlife
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, and then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Lordi's Square, buy something for everyone on your list at Sampokeskus Shopping Centre, then stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For photos and tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation app.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. November in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 19th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), admire the striking features of Kemi Church, then stop by Sampo Icebreaker, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kemi tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) ©
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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.
Visit Mannerheim Museum and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kansallisgalleria and Katajanokka. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Kemi - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Bellevue Beach, Inkoon kirkko
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Riimikko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, then examine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, and finally get into the urban bustle at Taidetehdas - Culture and Congress Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Porvoo are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Riimikko ©
Riimikko
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church