12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 1 night
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights

1
night
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 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): browse the collection at Turku City Library, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and finally make a trip to Kultaranta Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder.

Doha, Qatar to Turku is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Doha in June, with highs in Turku at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, thenexamine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thenmake a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planning site.

Fly from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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