16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Train
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Sarkanniemi Theme Park in Tampere--about 2 hours away. Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ljubljana to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ljubljana, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 24:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, and get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel route app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Vaasa

— 3 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kids will enjoy Powerpark and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko (in Isokyro), Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava) and Wallsports Areena Seinajoki (in Seinajoki). Spend the 29th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and see the interesting displays at Terranova.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa road trip planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and Syvasenvaara Fell. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, see Santa Claus Office, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker website.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."