12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Feelapland, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. In June, Rovaniemi is much colder than Chennai - with highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
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Koli National Park

— 1 night
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 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Sat), find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Mon), let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then make a trip to Naantali Old Town, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip maker.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaani. Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will thrill your kids. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and visit Katajanokka.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."