12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 1 night
6
Turku
— 1 night
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Wed), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, thenenjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi. In August, Rovaniemi is colder than Dubai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, thenexamine the collection at Christmas House Santa, thenengage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the activities along Pielinen, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip planning tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vaasa holiday tool.

Drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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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 27th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere tour planning app.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning site.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take a stroll through Katajanokka, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and visit Ullanlinna.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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