11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Train
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
6
Tornio
— 2 nights
Drive to Kemi-Tornio Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary maker site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zurich in July: highs in Helsinki hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

1
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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 24th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, get your game on at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku day trip tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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3
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kids will enjoy Powerpark and Meteoriihi. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Aspegrens Rosenlund (in Pietarsaari), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, have some family-friendly fun at Makeitout, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Vaasa using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

1
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 28th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu online travel planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

1
night
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

2
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Tornio

Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. On the 30th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tornio trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Tornio takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tornio

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."