11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  9​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Zagreb

2
nights
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 24th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Zagreb, Croatia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Zagreb in August, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Nature
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 25th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Loviisa trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Loviisa with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Loviisa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Riverside Park, Arboretum Mustila
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Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. On your second day here, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Ett Hem Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku journey maker .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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