11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Train
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Vaasa
— 1 day
Train
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

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 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation maker.

Manila, Philippines to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Manila in April, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Vaasa

— 1 day
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Rovaniemi in April, you will find days in Vaasa are a bit warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Sun), enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and finally get engrossed in the history at Visavuori. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere online visit planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Turku are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Tours
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."