11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Berlin

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Rovaniemi. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
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 5th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Aleksanterin Kirkko, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Aleksanterin Kirkko ©
Aleksanterin Kirkko

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 7th (Tue): have fun at Moomin World, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
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.
Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Helsinki Zoo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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