12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

Hong Kong, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time (HKT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 24th (Tue), get great views at Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Inari when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Haralanharju Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Haralanharju Tower
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): browse the collection at Turku City Library, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku tour site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

3
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, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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