12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Helsinki

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. And it doesn't end there: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, get your game on at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
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 31st (Tue): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip website.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 2nd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori vacation maker app.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi with the Route module. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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