12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Malmo
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
Malmo

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see Santa Claus Office.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Malmo, Sweden to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Malmo to Rovaniemi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Malmo in July; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 10th (Tue), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral and then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere online trip planner .

Getting from Mustasaari to Tampere by car takes about 4 hours. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
days
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 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurjenrahka National Park and then have fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
days
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.
Visit Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

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Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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