19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly + Bus:  25 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Oulu
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
3
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Pori
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
7
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Jakarta to Rovaniemi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 23rd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu trip planning app.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, Oulu is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Toripolliisi ©
Toripolliisi

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka, step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins, then explore the world behind art at Kajaani art museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Per Brahe. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sotkamo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Sotkamo in 3 hours. In December in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kajaani, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Kajaani art museum ©
Kajaani art museum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Savonlinna route builder site.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. December in Savonlinna sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Appreciate the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampere Art Museum. Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

few
hours
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pori trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Pori are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi, then soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and The National Museum of Finland will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online day trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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