11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Temppeliaukio Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by OMA Puoti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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 69°F and lows are around 53°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 · Adventure

Side Trips

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2
nights
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, then explore 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, then get 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 68°F and lows of 51°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 · Parks

Side Trip

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Naantali Old Town ©
Must see
Naantali Old Town
4.3
Turku Castle ©
Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Must see
Turku Cathedral
4.4

2
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

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, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate 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, then enjoy 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 68°F and lows of 50°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 · Childrens Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 do a combination of train and flight 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 63°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Ranua Zoo ©
Must see
Ranua Zoo
4.3
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.8
Santa Claus Office ©
Character Experience
Santa Claus Office
3.8

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