12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
1
Helsinki
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Turku
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Raahe
— 1 day
Drive
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker.

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 14th (Wed), indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally relax in the rural setting at Tahko Farmi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio online route planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuopio to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Raahe.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Raahe

— 1 day
Raahe is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 21st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Raahe Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Raahe tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Raahe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Raahe are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Raahe

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): see Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi route site.

Traveling by car from Raahe to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

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."