13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
London

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

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Arctic Lifestyle
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Santa Claus Village
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Santa Claus Office

2
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 31st (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki observation tower, and then admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Turku.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then browse the collection at Turku City Main Library.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

6
days
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 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, make a trip to Senate Square, meet the residents at Helsinki Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki route planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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