11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
2
Lieksa
— 1 night
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 4 nights

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): stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi and then identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Gibraltar, Gibraltar to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gibraltar to Rovaniemi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Gibraltar in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, then trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lieksa sightseeing planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Lieksa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail

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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), engage your brain at Heureka, make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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

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night
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): get your game on at Moomin World, then view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku road trip planning site.

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 go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Bring the kids along to Yyteri Beach and PortaaliVR. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna--about 52 minutes away. Pack the 24th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning app.

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 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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