21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site .

Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 63°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then stroll around Hupisaaret Park. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and then explore the activities along Koitelinkoski.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Hupisaaret Park
Hupisaaret Park
Koitelinkoski
Koitelinkoski
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oulu to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Visavuori, Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, walk around Kirjurinluoto, then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get your game on at Moomin World, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip builder tool .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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