22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 14 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Espoo (Nuuksio National Park, Kaitalampi, &more), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from Slovenia, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get your game on at Moomin World, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, make a splash at Tropiclandia, and then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Vaasa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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 29th (Thu), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."