12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kamppi Shopping Centre as well as Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, thenkick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and then stop by Marimekko. On the next day, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Mexico City, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tampere route maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Turku

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 12th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online travel route planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kuusisto Manor
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 13th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, thenget to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, thenexplore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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