25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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25 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 5 nights
train:  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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): browse the range of quality goods 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), get engrossed in the history at Helsinki City Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Copenhagen in January, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, get your game on at Moomin World, and look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hame Castle (in Haemeenlinna), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Pori (Yyteri Beach & Juselius Mausoleum). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, examine the collection at Postal Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tampere route site .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Holy Cross Church, Hame Castle
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

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 theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Tampere to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in January, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

9
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Fredrika Runebergs Park & Porvoo Old Town), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg). Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. See even more of Helsinki: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary site .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Raseborg Castle
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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