16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
5
Inari
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights

2
nights
Kotka

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 °C and lows at °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

Side Trip

Tykkimaki Amusement Park
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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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.
On the 1st (Sat), browse the collection at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenexplore 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, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, thenwhizz 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 °C and lows of °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
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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, thenmake a trip to Santa Claus Office, thenbrowse 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, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenengage 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 °C and lows are around °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
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, thenlook 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, thensee 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 °C during the day and °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

Side Trip

Pentik Hill
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Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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Inari

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 °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
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Kansallisgalleria and Room Escape Games. 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, stroll around Sibelius Monument, and stop by Taiga Colors.

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 (°C), and nights are much warmer (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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