11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip app.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku holiday planning website.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, see the interesting displays at Palander House, then see the interesting displays at The Parola Armour Museum, and finally stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."