17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
5
Oulu
— 2 nights
Train
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Helsinki — 1 night

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.
To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Helsinki. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Turku — 3 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Pargas Church (in Pargas) and VMB Fishing (in Salo). There's much more to do: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In February in Turku, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.
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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 7th (Tue): test the waters at Tullin Sauna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Visavuori, then contemplate the long history of Palkaneen Kirkko, then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.
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Helsinki — 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 9th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Okra, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to Oulu.
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Oulu — 2 nights

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 10th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Kure Store, get in on the family fun at Vauhtipuisto, then see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally cast your line with Finnaction.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu tour itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Oulu reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi — 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

Discover how to plan a Rovaniemi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oulu in February: highs in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.
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Helsinki — 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 16th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Sculptor. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planning website.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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