15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

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Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral 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: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, and stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. 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 · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

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Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Porvoo

— 2 nights
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.

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You can fly from Rovaniemi to Porvoo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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 · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."