16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
foot + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
6
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Islamabad

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Korkeasaari Zoo and Hietaranta Beach. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Flamingo Entertainment Centre. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, look for gifts at Marimekko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Islamabad to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Islamabad in December, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 28th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti journey planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Lahti at -1°C and lows at -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Lahti

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahti to Mustasaari. In December, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Mustasaari in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 1st (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then get your game on at Kid's Land, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island visit planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Kimito Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in January: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around -2°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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