12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tangier
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Tangier


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.
Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Tangier, Morocco to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tangier in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Naantali attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Naantali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Naantali can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Turku
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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House and then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Naantali to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Museums

Side Trip

Rauma
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 5th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally get curious at Pilke Science Centre. On your second day here, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip site .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mustasaari online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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