16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Panama City
Fly:  29​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Panama City

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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 11th (Tue): get your game on at Moomin World, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online journey planner .

Panama City, Panama to Turku is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In June, Turku is colder than Panama City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Thu), look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 15th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Sun), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In June, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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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 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral