13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Jamsa
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Jamsa
— 1 day
Drive
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive
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Fiskars
— 1 night
Drive
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Espoo
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Jamsa

— 1 day
Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. On the 10th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower and then look for gifts at Vitikkala Manor.

To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Jamsa day trip website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Jamsa is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Jamsa reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Jamsa

Shopping · Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pernio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jamsa to Pernio takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fiskars.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Fiskars

— 1 night
For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fiskars road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pernio to Fiskars in an hour. In August in Fiskars, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Fiskars

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

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Espoo

— 1 night
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Espoo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Fiskars to Espoo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks · Nature
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Helsinki is very close to Espoo. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Thu), grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Kimito Island

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Claus Reindeer as well as Lapland Welcome. On the 17th (Sat), join in the after-dark buzz at Santa Claus Reindeer and then join in the after-dark buzz at Lapland Welcome. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can fly from Kimito Island to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Kimito Island in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife
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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."

Southwest Finland travel guide

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Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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