13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train
3
Oulu
— 1 day
Train
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, and finally stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Vienna, Austria to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vienna in July, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation builder website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

1
day
Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll through Nallikari Beach, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

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You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

3
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip planner.

You can take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

1
night
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Tue), get your game on at Moomin World, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

3
nights
Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). See even more of Helsinki: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, stroll around Sibelius Monument, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki route planning app.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."