20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Charlotte


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6
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.
Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Charlotte, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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.
On the 28th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in June, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are little chillier, around 60°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games Wildlife Museums
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pack the 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Moomin World, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku tour itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Smart Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and try your luck at PAF Casino.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn planning site.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Smart Park, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Smart Park ©
Smart Park
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
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