13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Marseille
Fly:  8 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Marseille

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, visit Ullanlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip tool.

Marseille, France to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Marseille in August, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Moomin World and Vepsa Island. Get in touch with nature at Teijo National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Kids will enjoy Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Ahtari Zoo. The adventure continues: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ahtari Zoo, Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Wed), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): get interesting insight from Feelapland.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Tampere to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in August, plan for little chillier days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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