11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral of Porvoo and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step out of Helsinki to go to Kotka and see Sapokka Water Garden, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Sapokka Water Garden
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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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 18th (Tue): make a trip to Naantali Old Town, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Santa Claus Office and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Fishing Charters & Tours
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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