25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Copenhagen

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): browse the different shops at Stockmann Department Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of Helsinki City Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki. In January, Helsinki is little chillier than Copenhagen - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Room Escape Games
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Pori (Yyteri Beach & Juselius Mausoleum), Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). Pack the 18th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pori, Hame Castle, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Holy Cross Church
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

3
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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in January, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

9
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. See even more of Helsinki: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planning app.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Raseborg Castle, 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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