18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Hameenlinna
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Oulu
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
6
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route builder website .

Detroit, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In June, Helsinki is little chillier than Detroit - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle, then contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, and finally find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Evo Hiking Area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hauhon kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Palander House, and finally stroll around Aulanko.

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Getting from Helsinki to Hameenlinna by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Hameenlinna sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Tampere.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Aulanko ©
Aulanko
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area

2
nights
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 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hameenlinna to Tampere by bus takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or drive. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. When in Oulu, make a side trip to see Jalavan Kauppa in Taivalkoski, approximately 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Oulu are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Jalavan Kauppa
Highlights from your plan
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Sun), wander the wide-open spaces of Poro Farmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Loviisa: Kotka (Maretarium, Maritime Centre Vellamo, & more) and Porvoo (Pieni Suklaatehdas, Cathedral of Porvoo, & more). There's lots more to do: revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and take in the waterfront at Laivasilta.

To find out how to plan a trip to Loviisa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Loviisa with the Route module. When traveling from Rovaniemi in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Loviisa: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo
Highlights from your plan
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Thu), get your game on at Moomin World, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku journey app .

Traveling by car from Loviisa to Turku takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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