12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, thenwalk around The Esplanadi Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online visit planner.

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
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 (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thenadmire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Tampere Art Museum ©
Tampere Art Museum

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Stundars Museum, steep yourself in history at Stromso, thentake in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, thenexamine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally examine the collection at Terranova. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip builder website.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Raippaluodon Silta, Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Ett Hem Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Rauma and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and get your game on at Moomin World.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Moomin World, Old Rauma
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thensee Santa Claus Office, thentake an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

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

Fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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