Route & dates
14 days in Finland Itinerary
Helsinki— 4 nights
Tampere— 3 nights
train: 1h 45min
Turku— 4 nights
Fly: 4h 30min
Rovaniemi— 2 nights
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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.Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.
To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planner .
The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.
Things to do in Helsinki
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Manchester of the North
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, theme parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, stop by Marjamaen Pajutila Willow Farm, and examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki.
To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning website .
You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turku.
Things to do in Tampere
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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.Step out of Turku with an excursion to Seatime in Naantali--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.
To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku holiday builder app .
Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.
Things to do in Turku
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see Santa Claus Office.
To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .
Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Turku in August, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
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