11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Gibraltar
+3
bus + foot + train + Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + train + foot + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: Gibraltar

1
day
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 17th (Sat): wander the wide-open spaces of Poro Farmi and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner .

Gibraltar, Gibraltar to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gibraltar to Rovaniemi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gibraltar in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks
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1
night
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. On the 18th (Sun), hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lieksa travel route planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Lieksa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

2
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.
On the 20th (Tue), get curious at Heureka, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki with the Route module. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Heureka
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then shop like a local with Galleria Joella, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Galleria Joella ©
Galleria Joella

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Yyteri Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Hame Castle, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR and enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere route website .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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