28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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28 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 4 nights
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 11 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, head outdoors with Arctic Lifestyle, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour planner.

Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in September, you will find days in Rovaniemi are much colder (13°C), and nights are slightly colder (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, have fun at Moomin World, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in September, you will find days in Turku are somewhat warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Church, ArtBank
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rauma: Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum, Bonk Keskus Ky, & more), Pori (Juselius Mausoleum, Yyteri Beach, & more) and Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of Rauman museo, Vanha Raatihuone, and head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma sightseeing planner.

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Rauma sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pori, Uusikaupunki, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Ruovesi to see Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto about 1h 10 min away. Pack the 19th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki observation tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, look for gifts at Alko, and head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

11
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.
Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Helsinki Zoo, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and stroll through Sibelius Park & Monument.

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

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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