15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder.

Rockhampton, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Rockhampton to Rovaniemi. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Rockhampton in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 6th (Thu), get great views at Saltkaret.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mustasaari holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Mustasaari hover around 0°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Helsinki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Kimito Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

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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."