12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Koli National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Hong Kong

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.
Pack the 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in June, with highs in Helsinki at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

3
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 4th (Wed): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at Aleksanterin Kirkko, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere planning website .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
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 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

few
hours
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 7th (Sat), stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Koli National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 8th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Rantasalmi itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi takes 3 hours. July in Rantasalmi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Rantasalmi to Rovaniemi with the Route module. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

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