12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and catch a live event at Lappi Areena.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online tour planner.

Tromso, Norway to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Tromso to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tromso in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
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 24th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 26th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then get your game on at Moomin World, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
On the 28th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence and then hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally look for gifts at Marimekko.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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