16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Vaasa
— 1 day
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 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.
On the 26th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online vacation planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in June; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. The adventure continues: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park visit planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vaasa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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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 2nd (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Laukko Manor, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and finally look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
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Art Gallery
Laukko Manor
4.3

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Turun Taidehalli and Galleria Joella. Kids will enjoy Turku Castle and Moomin World. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Pernio to see Teijo National Park about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Shopping Mall
Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Castle
Turku Castle
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National Park
Teijo National Park
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and stop by Taiga Colors.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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