11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Panama City
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Panama City

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki planner .

Panama City, Panama to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City to Helsinki is 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Panama City in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kurjenrahka National Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
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 6th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere attractions planning site .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Sat), have fun at Santa Claus Office, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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