16 days in Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Feelapland. For shopping fun, head to LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier or Arctic Circle Mall. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 19th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Art Center Haihatus, admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano, and then look for gifts at Viherlandia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): get all the equipment you need at Himos Ski Resort, then steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, and then admire the landmark architecture of Petajavesi Old Church.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Jyvaskyla takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Jyvaskyla to be a bit warmer, temps between -2°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Head to City Sokos and Laukko Manorfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: stop by Keittioelamaa, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online travel planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Tampere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Shop till you drop at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Galleria Joella. Get outdoors at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and view the masterpieces at Turun Taidehalli.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online travel route planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island holiday builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, look for gifts at Artisaani, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki, and finally steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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