12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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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.
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, then take 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, then walk 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 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°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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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 19th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, then examine 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 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°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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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8
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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4
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Art Museum
Tampere Art Museum
3.7

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, then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, then examine 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 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
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Specialty Museum
Stundars Museum
4.5

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Rauma and Turku Cathedral. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and get your game on at Moomin World.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
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History Museum
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
4.4
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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take 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 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°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 · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
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History Museum
Arktikum
4.1

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