25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Porvoo
— 3 nights
4
Inari
— 3 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
6
Saariselka
— 3 nights

6
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning app.

Gaborone, Botswana to Helsinki is an approximately 27-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Gaborone in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Espoo Cathedral, Pyhan Laurin kirkko
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Vaski Adventure Island
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Söderskärin majakka, thenrevel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, thenlook for gifts at Riimikko, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Porvoo online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Riimikko ©
Riimikko
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Inari is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari day trip planner.

You can fly from Porvoo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Inari is little chillier than Porvoo - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Saariselka is known for wildlife, winter sports, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to °C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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