12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi

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 26th (Sun): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Rovaniemi. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Rovaniemi at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Rovaniemi in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Koli National Park, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

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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 31st (Fri): hike along The Archipelago Trail, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Turku by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

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Helsinki

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.
Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
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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."