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 Hiidenkirnut. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, 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 Lemmenjoki National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Ruijanpolku Trail. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort in Saariselka, approximately Saariselka away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and trek along Juutua Nature Trail.

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 · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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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 Hatanpaa Arboretum 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: Koylion Kirkkokari (in Koylio), Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) 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: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saari Nation Park, and explore the historical opulence of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori.

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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum 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. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), walk around The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can 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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