12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Harma
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Brussels

3
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 Nuuksio National Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip site .

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Naantali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Naantali sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Bring the kids along to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi--about 54 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder website .

You can drive from Naantali to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 30th (Tue), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Harma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Harma

Harma ©
On the 31st (Wed), get in on the family fun at Powerpark.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Harma trip builder .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Harma takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Harma are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark

1
night
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 1st (Thu): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Feelapland.

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Getting from Harma to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Theme Parks
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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