12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Stockholm in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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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 11th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku online road trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the next day, laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Room Escape Games
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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Akaslompolo

On the 15th (Wed), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo road trip tool.

You can fly from Tampere to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampere in January; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach -11°C and lows reach -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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Safaris
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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