20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  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 much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip app .

Charlotte, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Charlotte in June, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in June, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (60°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
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.
see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online day trip planner .

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
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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 still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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