15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 7 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Rovaniemi Church make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Lifestyle, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi attractions planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Aleksanterin Kirkko, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Aleksanterin Kirkko ©
Aleksanterin Kirkko

2
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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 7th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 10th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stroll around Sibelius Monument, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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