18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Oulu
— 1 day
2
Saariselka
— 4 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
4
Pori
— 2 nights
5
Turku
— 1 night
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 13th (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, thenkick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip website.

Singapore, Singapore to Oulu is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Oulu due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Oulu at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. When in Saariselka, make a side trip to see Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church in Inari, approximately Inari away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Saariselka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Oulu in December, with highs in Saariselka at °C and lows at °C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, thenlook for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally get curious at Pilke Science Centre. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, thentry to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Shopping Museums Nightlife
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Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Pori in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Pori reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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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.
For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, thenexplore the activities along Huutjarvi Lake, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and finally contemplate the long history of Kyminlinna Fortress. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kymi Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, thenstroll through Aijanniemi Beach, and finally examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Huutjarvi Lake, Marian Kirkko, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
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Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour website.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Kotka in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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