12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 + Train:  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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker app.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Naantali travel route builder.

You can drive from Helsinki to Naantali in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Naantali are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, approximately Ylojarvi away. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Naantali to Tampere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to 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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Harma.

Things to do in Vaasa

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

1
night
Harma

Harma ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get in on the family fun at Powerpark.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Harma day trip site.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Harma takes 1.5 hours. In July in Harma, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
On the 1st (Thu), 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. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Harma to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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