12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Oulu
— 3 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

4
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Take a break from Oulu with a short trip to SnowCastle of Kemi in Kemi, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, walk around Hupisaaret Park, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip maker app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in March: high temperatures in Oulu hover around 0°C and lows are around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

SnowCastle of Kemi
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SnowCastle of Kemi ©
SnowCastle of Kemi
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris