16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Lahti
— 1 night
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 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.
Do your shopping at Old Market Hall and Marimekko Oyj. Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route planner.

Kuching, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuching in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Kamppi Shopping Centre ©
Kamppi Shopping Centre

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 1st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then make a trip to Naantali Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. November in Turku sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For more things to do and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 6th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and finally perfect your strike at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lahti journey builder tool.

Drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Lahti, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:
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Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune ©
Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain
Musical Fountain

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Rovaniemi

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 7th (Fri), make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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

Fly from Lahti to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lahti in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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