13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour builder.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 31st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hevoshaan Arboretum. On your second day here, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then walk around Riverside Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola journey planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Naantali route builder app.

You can drive from Kouvola to Naantali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Naantali are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, approximately Ylojarvi away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere online trip builder.

You can drive from Naantali to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vaasa trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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 (Wed): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then see the top attractions with Feelapland.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi visit planner.

Fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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