19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  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 + bus:  18​h 15​min
End: Jakarta


2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online road trip planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Jakarta to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

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, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu day trip planning website .

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Oulu hover around -2°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins, then admire the masterpieces at Kajaani art museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Pietari Brahen Patsas. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sotkamo trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Sotkamo takes 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 time for travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kajaani, Venajanhiekka
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Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary app .

Getting from Sotkamo to Savonlinna by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride 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.
see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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hours
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pori online attractions planner .

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

Planning Turku trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums 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.
Let the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and National Museum of Finland capture your imagination. Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and have some family-friendly fun at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

Planning Helsinki trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -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
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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