17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
3
Kajaani
— Few hours
4
Vuokatti
— 7 nights
5
Kajaani
— Few hours
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katajanokka and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Heureka and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Haltia in Espoo--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get interesting insight from Tours, step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation builder website.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Haltia, Heureka
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Heureka ©
Heureka
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sampo Icebreaker. Do your shopping at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus and Marttiini Store Old Factory. You'll discover tucked-away gems like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Arctic Circle Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Kemi (Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) & Kemi Church). And it doesn't end there: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kemi
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Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

few
hours
Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kajaani trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kajaani in 4.5 hours. December in Kajaani sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki
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Kajaani Church ©
Kajaani Church

7
nights
Vuokatti

Vuokatti ©
Explore hidden gems such as Venajanhiekka and Hiukka. Get outdoors at Wild Taiga and Wilds Piira. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vuokatti: Juuka (Paalasmaan Surukivi, Myllymuseo, &more), Nurmes Church (in Nurmes) and Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti (in Suomussalmi).

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vuokatti trip itinerary site.

Vuokatti is very close to Kajaani. December in Vuokatti sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kajaani.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Juuka, Sotkamo, Kuhmo, Nurmes Church, Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti ©
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti

few
hours
Kajaani

Kajaani
For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kajaani itinerary planner.

Kajaani is just a short distance from Vuokatti. You will leave for Helsinki on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 22nd (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), thenlook for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), and then stop by Pien Shop & Bar. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at Haltia, thenget curious at Heureka, thenwander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kajaani to Helsinki. Traveling from Kajaani in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Haltia, Heureka
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Heureka ©
Heureka
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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