12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

1
night
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 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour planner .

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
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 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the next day, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 11th (Wed), wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then make a trip to Naantali Church, and then have fun at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and then admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Naantali road trip tool .

Naantali is just a stone's throw from Turku. In July in Naantali, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Naantali

Shopping Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel website .

Drive from Naantali to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

1
night
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. On the 15th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and then wander the streets of Hamina Old Town.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ruotsinpyhtaa planning website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Ruotsinpyhtaa takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, Hamina Old Town, Arboretum Mustila, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 17th (Tue), snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, steep yourself in history at Stromso, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and finally see the interesting displays at Terranova.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mustasaari vacation maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Mustasaari. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

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