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 (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 132-hour travel. 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:

Turku

— 3 nights
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

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · 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 Angeli Reindeer Farm. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gold Prospector Museum 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: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and take in the pleasant sights at 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 · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
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 · Nature · Shopping

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.
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:

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.
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:

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.
Johannes Church and The Aalto House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and The Finnish Railway Museum (in Hyvinkaa). 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 take an in-depth tour of Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo).

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rovaniemi Church and Christmas House Santa. 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 · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."