13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: San Jose
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Rantasalmi
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: San Jose

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.
Pack the 1st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip site.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from San Jose in June, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, get your game on at Moomin World, and then soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenget lost in a book at Turku City Library, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In July in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
day
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rantasalmi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Rantasalmi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Lordi's Square, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Rantasalmi to Rovaniemi with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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