12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ahmedabad in July, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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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 23rd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then get your game on at Moomin World, and finally soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku road trip site.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere online trip builder.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Tatuka Reindeerfarm, then stop by Marttiini Store Old Factory, then see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and finally get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

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."