13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning tool.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 18th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip builder.

Getting from Tampere to Mustasaari by car takes about 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch a live event at Lappi Areena.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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