15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rockhampton
Fly:  35​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Rockhampton

2
nights
Rovaniemi

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. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi attractions site .

Rockhampton, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 35-hour flight. Traveling from Rockhampton to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rockhampton in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Mustasaari to be a bit warmer, temps between 0°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Fortress of Suomenlinna and National Museum of Finland. Get some historical perspective at Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 14th (Fri), kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island online visit 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, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -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 Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Turku
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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