11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Beijing
Fly:  11 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Harma
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Beijing

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker.

Beijing, China to Helsinki is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Beijing to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Beijing in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
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Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Naantali tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Naantali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Naantali are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Naantali to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip maker site.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Harma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Harma

Harma ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): find something for the whole family at Powerpark.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Harma trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Vaasa to Harma by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Harma can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Feelapland, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rovaniemi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Harma to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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