12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tavastia Proper
— 1 night
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Bus to Hämeenlinna, Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 6 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Haagan Alppiruusupuisto. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, look for gifts at Digelius Music, and shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 28:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planning tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach and then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere tour planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tavastia Proper.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:

Tavastia Proper

— 1 night
Tavastia Proper is a region of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tavastia Proper vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Tavastia Proper takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Tavastia Proper are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tavastia Proper

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Tavastia Proper to Rovaniemi by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Tavastia Proper in March, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -9°C, while days are little chillier, around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."