12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  12​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Doha

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku tour planner .

Doha, Qatar to Turku is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Turku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in June, things will get colder in Turku: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, then see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
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.
On the 21st (Thu), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

Getting from Tampere to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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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 much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online trip planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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