18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Oulu
— 3 nights
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Harma
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Naantali
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 5 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and Ranua Zoo. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brussels in August: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Attractions like Nallikari Beach and Outdoors Oulu Oy make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: walk around Hupisaaret Park, explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, engage your brain at Tietomaa, and don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oulu planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Harma.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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Harma

Harma ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get in on the family fun at Powerpark.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Harma journey website.

You can drive from Oulu to Harma in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Yyteri Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Pori (Pori Art Museum & Kirjurinluoto), Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip website.

Getting from Harma to Tampere by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the galleries of Turku Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, then get your game on at Moomin World, and finally find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Naantali vacation app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Naantali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Naantali

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Church ©
Naantali Church

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Family-friendly places like Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Naantali to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha ©
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha

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