13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Kokkola
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Kokkola
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Rovaniemi due to the time zone 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) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get outdoors at Lake Inari and Lemmenjoki National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Tuula's Reindeer. The adventure continues: trek along Juutua Nature Trail, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari vacation builder tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Inari are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Kokkola

— 1 day
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 7th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at K.H. Renlund Museum, examine the collection at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum, see the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum, then take a stroll through Neristan (Old Wooden Town), and finally examine the collection at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Kokkola trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Inari to Kokkola with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Vepsa Island. Escape the urban bustle at Teijo National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Step out of Turku to go to Poytya and see Kurjenrahka National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: gain insight at Turku Cathedral and take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kokkola to Turku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Aurinkolahti Beach will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."