13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Kokkola
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Berlin

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online vacation maker .

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tatuka Palvelut
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Tatuka Palvelut ©
Tatuka Palvelut
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Take a break from the city and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. Step off the beaten path and head to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Siida.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Inari travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
day
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Roos House - K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, then examine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, then take a stroll through Neristan (Old Wooden Town), and finally see the interesting displays at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kokkola online trip maker .

Drive from Inari to Kokkola in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Kokkola sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kurjenrahka National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kokkola to Turku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo national park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Rock Church, and explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary builder .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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