11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Sydney

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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Hiidenkirnut. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online trip maker.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Hiidenkirnut
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get in touch with nature at Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town and admire the local landmark of Harmonia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Naantali Old Town, Teijo National Park
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Sun), examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy and then identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi. On the next day, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in August, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Safaris

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