11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Accra

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.
Pack the 12th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, make a trip to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip site .

Accra, Ghana to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Ghana Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Accra in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
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 15th (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere trip maker tool .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mustasaari day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Wed), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Mustasaari in September, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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