14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner
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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Inari
5
Inari
— 1 night
Fly
6
Kittila
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki — 2 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katajanokka and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Helsinki, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Zurich to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.
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Turku — 1 night

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island, then get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.
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Vaasa — 1 night

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Tue), make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, then kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip maker tool.

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.
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Tampere — 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, and finally look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna, and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

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Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.
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Inari — 1 night

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get some fabulous bargains at Inarin Hopea, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Inari by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Inari at -7°C and lows at -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Kittila.
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Kittila — 4 nights

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and Giewont Husky Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Kittila: Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kittila tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Inari to Kittila in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Kittila, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi — 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lapin Panimo and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning site.

Drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kittila in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Finland travel guide

4.2
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."
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