21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kimito Island
— 1 night
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Imatra
— 1 night
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
8
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard, and then take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip app.

Singapore, Singapore to Kimito Island is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kimito Island is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get much colder in Kimito Island: highs are around 3°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Get outdoors at Teijo National Park and Kurjenrahka National Park. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online trip planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
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Inari

Inari ©
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Angry Birds Activity Park in Saariselka, approximately Saariselka away. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Angeli Reindeer Farm, explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Inari attractions planner.

You can fly from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Inari is slightly colder than Turku - with highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, look for gifts at Jalavan Kauppa, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. December in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Theme Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables ©
Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Tue), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna itinerary 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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in December, with highs in Savonlinna at -1°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
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Imatra

Imatra ©
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.
On the 30th (Wed), head off the coast to Malonsaari, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Imatra trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Imatra sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Johannes Church and Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and Didrichsen Art Museum. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to The Finnish Railway Museum (in Hyvinkaa) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, see the interesting displays at Taidehalli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, and contemplate the long history of The Aalto House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Kallio Church ©
Kallio Church
Johannes Church ©
Johannes Church

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Christmas House Santa and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Head to Sampokeskus Shopping Centre and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelierfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, make a trip to Lordi's Square, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

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

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa