12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Chennai

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): experience the excitement of Feelapland, then stop by LAURI, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Chennai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Chennai in June, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Trails Tours Zoos & Aquariums
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
LAURI ©
LAURI

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Tampere in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Bring the kids along to Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder site .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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