16 days in Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

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Start: Dhaka City
Fly + Bus:  17 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Dhaka City

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You've now added NortsaV Tours to your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier or Arctic Circle Mall. Get in touch with nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. The adventure continues: catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Rovaniemi is minus 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
NortsaV Tours ©
NortsaV Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Art Center Haihatus, then admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano, and then stop by Viherlandia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Himos Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Petajavesi Old Church.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla journey builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rovaniemi to Jyvaskyla takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Jyvaskyla is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of -2°C and lows of -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Himos Ski Resort, Petajavesi Old Church, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Art Center Haihatus
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do your shopping at Laukko Manor and Haihara Art Centre. We've included these beaches for you: Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. The adventure continues: browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour builder site.

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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
Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas ©

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, and take in the exciting artwork at Photographic Centre Peri.

Make your Turku itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 27th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Artisaani, then get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then get your game on at Flying Cinema Tour Of Helsinki, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour planner.

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

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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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