6 days in Southwest Finland, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Southwest Finland, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Southwest Finland, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  23​h 30​min
End: Taipei

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku travel itinerary planner .

Taipei, Taiwan to Turku is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In August, Turku is cooler than Taipei - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Tampere, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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