22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Pescara
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Harma
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Naantali
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 30​min
End: Pescara

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool .

Pescara, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pescara to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Pescara in August, plan for colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 20°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Harma.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Harma

Harma ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Powerpark.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Harma day trip tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Harma in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Ahtari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) & Yyteri Beach), Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi (in Forssa). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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

You can drive from Harma to Tampere in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Ahtari Zoo, Ahvenisto, Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

3
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Attractions like Moomin World and Vaski Adventure Island make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Naantali to Hanko to see Bellevue Beach about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, admire the local landmark of Harmonia, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Naantali vacation website .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Naantali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Naantali can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Naantali

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Turku, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a splash at The Swimming Stadium, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Naantali to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Espoo, Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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