12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Helsinki


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6
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 inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukion Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get some cultural insight at Ullanlinna and Katajanokka. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stadin Panimo, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, nightlife, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in March, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Theme Parks
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Safaris
Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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