16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lieksa
— 2 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary builder app.

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Skopje in December, you will find days in Helsinki are slightly colder (3°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Louhisaari Manor in Askainen, approximately Askainen away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, make a trip to Abo Akademi, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary site.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

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Lieksa

Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then go for a walk through Rylays Hill.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lieksa vacation planner.

You can drive from Turku to Lieksa in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In December in Lieksa, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo visit planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Akaslompolo. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lieksa in December, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Thu), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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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."