16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Santiago

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online journey planner .

Santiago, Chile to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Santiago to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Poro Farmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route maker app .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Palander House, then see the interesting displays at Parola Tank Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Visavuori. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

The Parola Armour Museum, Visavuori, Palander House
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Sun), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku visit planning site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Get some cultural insight at Salpa Line Museum and Wolkoff House Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Marian Kirkko (in Hamina) and Kouvola (World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill & Repovesi National Park). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kotka journey maker app .

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in Kotka sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kouvola, Hamina, Wolkoff House Museum, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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