13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

Marseille, France to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Marseille to Helsinki is 1 hour. In August, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Marseille - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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 enjoy Vepsa Island and Moomin World. Get outdoors at Teijo national park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. There's much more to do: make a trip to Naantali Old Town, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku tour planning site .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can 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
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Yyteri Beach and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Escape the urban bustle at Ahtari Zoo and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning website .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. On your second day here, catch all the local highlights with Feelapland.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Tampere 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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