13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hevoshaan Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. 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, Hiidenvuori, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Naantali trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Kouvola to Naantali by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. August in Naantali sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
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.
Family-friendly places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Ylojarvi to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Naantali to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time 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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Wed), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI, and then experience the excitement of Feelapland.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Theme Parks
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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