15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  21​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Islamabad

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 23rd (Sun): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning app .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Islamabad to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Islamabad in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Mustasaari reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Wed), stroll through Yyteri Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pori trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pori takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

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

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 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then admire the striking features of Aleksanterin Kirkko, and finally browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos. On your second day here, look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere route planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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 29th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then view the masterpieces at Gallery A, and then steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku route planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Beaches, #Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): head outdoors with Archipelago National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip website .

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. There's lots more to do: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour planner .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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