12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Charlotte to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In June, Rovaniemi is colder than Charlotte - with highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen, and finally see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu journey planning site.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): browse the range of quality goods at Prisma, buy something for everyone on your list at IsoKristiina, then look for gifts at MyGoodKnife, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oulu to Lappeenranta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Shopping · Museums
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Prisma ©
Prisma
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
IsoKristiina ©
IsoKristiina

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, shop like a local with Galleria Ronga, take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, then shop like a local with Laukko Manor, and finally look for gifts at Keittioelamaa. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip app.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Head to Turun Taidehalli and Turun Kauppahallifor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, shop like a local with Gallery A, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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Helsinki

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Kamppi Shopping Centre. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo in Jarvenpaa--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stop by Artisaani, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Side Trip

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Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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