12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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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
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive + 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, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, thenfind something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
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.
On the 9th (Mon), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, thenbrowse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
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), take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, thenmake a trip to Naantali Church, and then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Naantali trip itinerary planner.

Naantali is just a short distance from Turku. In July, daily temperatures in Naantali can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. 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

Louhisaari Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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 wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner.

You can drive from Naantali to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. 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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and then take a stroll through Hamina Old Town.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ruotsinpyhtaa attractions planning website.

Drive from Helsinki to Ruotsinpyhtaa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, thensteep yourself in history at Stromso, thenkick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and finally see the interesting displays at Terranova.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Mustasaari. In July, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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