12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Mexico City

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): admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, then stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and then stop by Marimekko. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder app .

Mexico City, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Mexico City to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In March, Helsinki is cooler than Mexico City - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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nights
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, then admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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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 striking features of Kuusisto Manor, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, make a trip to Senate Square, and then make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up 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 ©
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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