16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 8 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
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Neighborhood
Katajanokka
4.3

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): browse the collection at Turku City Library, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

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Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5

1
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning site.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ranua Zoo. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Must see
Safaris
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Zoo
Ranua Zoo
4.3