12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder tool .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. When traveling from London in July, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

5
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.
Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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