21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Kimito Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): walk around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik gard, and then don't miss a visit to Helsingholm Guest Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Archipelago National Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island online attractions planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kimito Island is an approximately 132-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Kimito Island. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Kauppakeskus Mylly. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Turku Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). The adventure continues: get advice or help at Turku City Library.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and Gold Prospector Museum. Get in touch with nature at Angeli Reindeer Farm and Lemmenjoki National Park. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Angry Birds Activity Park in Saariselka--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner.

Fly from Turku to Inari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in December, with highs in Inari at -7°C and lows at -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, ride a horse along Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables, then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Keep things going the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, then look for gifts at Jalavan Kauppa, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kuusamo route maker website.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kuusamo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Theme Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Finnish Forest Museum Lusto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, things will get a bit warmer in Savonlinna: highs are around -1°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Imatra, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Hietaranta Beach and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Johannes Church and Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Brunberg Candy Factory Shop (in Porvoo) and The Finnish Railway Museum (in Hyvinkaa). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, learn about all things military at Military Museum of Manes, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and examine the collection at Taidehalli.

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Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rovaniemi Church and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Sampokeskus Shopping Centre. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, join in the after-dark buzz at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Casinos
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."