15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online vacation planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Naantali Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Kurjenrahka National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and stroll through Vepsa Island.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, then stroll through Kokonniemi, then go for a walk through The Devil's Stairs, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rovaniemi to Porvoo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with highs in Porvoo at 27°F and lows at 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Hiidenkirnut
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Kokonniemi ©
Kokonniemi
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry