30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
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Inari
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Helsinki
— 9 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi Church and Church of Sodankyla will appeal to history buffs. Kids will enjoy Auttikongas and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and head outdoors with TravelHouse.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

Stuttgart, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Stuttgart to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stuttgart in August, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Ruijanpolku Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inari driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Inari sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 29:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

7
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Yyteri Beach and Saari Nation Park will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Koylio Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Koylion Kirkkokari (in Koylio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Päijänteen kansallispuisto. Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, step into the grandiose world of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tampere vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Inari, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo

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Helsinki

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Baana. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 10th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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