14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  4​h
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
London

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder site .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to Oulu.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus

4
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Yyteri Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Holy Cross Church. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Museo Militaria in Haemeenlinna--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Getting from Oulu to Tampere by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Holy Cross Church, Museo Militaria, Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

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 30th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

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Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

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

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