13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Turku
Train:  1 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Nurmes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Suomussalmi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Juuma
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
End: Rovaniemi

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

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Turku to Tampere is an approximately 2- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 27th (Mon), look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), then don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu road trip planning app.

You can drive from Tampere to Joensuu in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. May in Joensuu sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Nurmes.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

New Valamo Monastery
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

2
nights
Nurmes

Nurmes ©
Nurmes is a town and municipality of Finland.It was located in the former province of Eastern Finland until 2010 and is now in the North Karelia region. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nurmes: Lieksa (Pielisen Museum, Neitikoski Rapids, &more), Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Pielinen (in Koli National Park). There's more to do: head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nurmes Church.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nurmes online route planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Nurmes in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Nurmes can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Nurmes

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Paalasmaan Surukivi, Kainuun Vaellustalli
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

3
nights
Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi ©
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Get out of town with these interesting Suomussalmi side-trips: The Predator Center in Kuusamo (in Kuusamo) and Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort (in Hyrynsalmi). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre, make a trip to The Silent People, and brush up on your military savvy at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Suomussalmi trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nurmes to Suomussalmi takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Juuma.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort, The Predator Center in Kuusamo
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Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti ©
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti
The Silent People ©
The Silent People

1
night
Juuma

Juuma ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oulanka National Park Visitor Center. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and then get all the information you need at Oulanka National Park Visitor Center.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Juuma trip planning app.

You can drive from Suomussalmi to Juuma in 2.5 hours. June in Juuma sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Juuma

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Oulanka National Park Visitor Center
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Oulanka National Park Visitor Center ©
Oulanka National Park Visitor Center

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip app.

Traveling by car from Juuma to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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