16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church and then find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka travel planning website.

Perth, Australia to Kotka is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Perth to Kotka, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Perth in November, with highs in Kotka at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
On the 1st (Sat), browse the collection at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then whizz through the canopy at Flowpark Turku, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku attractions app.

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo vacation builder app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Shopping · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 7th (Fri), get great views at Otsamo Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary app.

Drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, expect little chillier with lows of -17°C in Inari. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and stop by Pien Shop & Bar.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (3°C), and nights are much warmer (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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."