59 days in Finland, Iceland & Scandinavia Itinerary

59 days in Finland, Iceland & Scandinavia Itinerary

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59 days in Finland, Iceland & Scandinavia Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
2
Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Geiranger, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Alesund, Norway
— 2 nights
7
Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Aalborg, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
13
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
14
Malmo, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
15
Visby, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
16
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
17
Mariehamn, Finland
— 2 nights
18
Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
19
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
20
Tampere, Finland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
21
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

5
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Tjornin, Reykjavik Open Air Museum, Kerið, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Strokkur (in Geysir), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Reykjavik. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August: highs in Reykjavik hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss Falls, Strokkur, Kerið
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

2
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Gentle Giants Whale Watching has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir and then see majestic marine mammals with Gentle Giants Whale Watching.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You will leave for Stavanger on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Gentle Giants Whale Watching
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Hverir ©
Hverir

2
nights
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sverd i fjell as well as Stavanger Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Flor & Fjære, then steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger, and then examine the collection at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stavanger Cathedral, and then pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Stavanger online tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Stavanger takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Akureyri to Stavanger is 1 hour. In August, Stavanger is somewhat warmer than Akureyri - with highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Flor & Fjære ©
Flor & Fjære
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum

3
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring at Hardanger Fjord. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), engage your brain at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, take in the pleasant sights at Stoltzekleiven, and steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bergen road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geiranger.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Stoltzekleiven ©
Stoltzekleiven

3
nights
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jostedalsbreen National Park as well as Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord, take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Sisters, cruise along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, and make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Geiranger day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bergen to Geiranger takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Geiranger sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Alesund.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), Jostedalsbreen National Park
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba ©
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters

2
nights
Alesund, Norway

Alesund ©
A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Volda kyrkje, Heroy Kirke, Ellingsoy Church, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fjellstua Viewpoint, pause for some serene contemplation at Aalesund Church, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Atlantic Sea Park.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alesund tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Geiranger to Alesund in 2.5 hours. In August in Alesund, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Alesund

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Volda kyrkje, Heroy Kirke
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
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Aalesund Church ©
Aalesund Church
Fjellstua Viewpoint ©
Fjellstua Viewpoint
Atlantic Sea Park ©
Atlantic Sea Park

2
nights
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ilen Kirke, Pilegrimsleden - The Route of St. Olav Ways and Stiftsgarden. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): hike along Pilegrimsleden - The Route of St. Olav Ways. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Kristiansten Fortress, enjoy breathtaking views from Tyholttarnet, then see the interesting displays at Rockheim, then make a trip to Old Town Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Trondheim holiday builder app .

You can fly from Alesund to Trondheim in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Trondheim, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
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Nidaros Cathedral ©
Nidaros Cathedral
Old Town Bridge ©
Old Town Bridge

2
nights
Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tromso Botaniske Hage, Tromso Defence Museum and Tromso Museum. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tromso holiday planner .

Getting from Trondheim to Tromso by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Tromso is a bit cooler than Trondheim - with highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Polaria ©
Polaria
Tromso Botaniske Hage ©
Tromso Botaniske Hage
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

4
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, examine the collection at Fram Museum, explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oslo trip maker website .

Getting from Tromso to Oslo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tromso in August, you will find days in Oslo are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

3
nights
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Slottsskogen, Haga kyrka and Oscar Fredriks Church. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get curious at Universeum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Gothenburg Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): stroll around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), then enjoy the sea views from Southern Goteborg Archipelago, then pause for some serene contemplation at Oscar Fredriks Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Haga kyrka.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oslo to Gothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Gothenburg. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Aalborg.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
Gothenburg Botanical Garden ©
Gothenburg Botanical Garden
Haga ©
Haga
Universeum ©
Universeum

2
nights
Aalborg, Denmark

Aalborg ©
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aalborg Zoologiske Have, Bulbjerg, Rubjerg Knude, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Bulbjerg and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aalborg Zoologiske Have. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Rubjerg Knude and then get engrossed in the history at Lindholm Hoeje Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Aalborg travel route planning website .

Drive from Gothenburg to Aalborg in 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Aalborg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Aalborg

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bulbjerg, Rubjerg Knude
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Bulbjerg ©
Bulbjerg
Rubjerg Knude ©
Rubjerg Knude
Lindholm Hoeje Museum ©
Lindholm Hoeje Museum

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nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
You've added Aarhus Vikingemuseet, Risskov Kirke, Tilst Kirke, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By and then look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Aarhus trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Aalborg to Aarhus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Aarhus are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Aarhus Domkirke ©
Aarhus Domkirke

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nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amalienborg, Christiansborg Slot and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, make a trip to Our Saviour's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen trip maker app .

You can take a train from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Malmo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

2
nights
Malmo, Sweden

Malmo ©
A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lund Cathedral, Sofiero Palace and Karnan – the keep of Helsingborg. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the striking features of St. Petri (St. Peter's Church) and then admire the striking features of HSB Turning Torso. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Oresund Bridge, walk around Kungsparken, then make a trip to Stortorget, then make a trip to Little Square, and finally explore the historical opulence of Malmohus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Malmo trip site .

Getting from Copenhagen to Malmo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Malmo, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Malmo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Helsingborg, Lund Cathedral
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sofiero Palace ©
Sofiero Palace
Oresund Bridge ©
Oresund Bridge
HSB Turning Torso ©
HSB Turning Torso

2
nights
Visby, Sweden

Visby ©
Located on the largest island in the Baltic Sea, the historical port town of Visby features one of the best-preserved medieval city walls in northern Europe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hall Kyrka, Gammelgarn kyrka and Nar Fyr. On the 13th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Botaniska Tradgarden, then see the interesting displays at Gotlands Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Visby City Wall. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gammelgarn kyrka, Head underground at Lummelundagrottan, then don't miss a visit to Nar Fyr, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hall Kyrka.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Visby attractions site .

Traveling by flight from Malmo to Visby takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Visby are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Visby

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gammelgarn kyrka, Hall Kyrka
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Botaniska Tradgarden ©
Botaniska Tradgarden
Visby City Wall ©
Visby City Wall
Gotlands Museum ©
Gotlands Museum

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nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, examine the collection at Skansen, and explore the galleries of Royal Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Stockholm trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Visby to Stockholm takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

2
nights
Mariehamn, Finland

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Cultural History Museum of Aland as well as The Aland Island Art Museum. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Stockholm to Mariehamn. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Mariehamn. In September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bomarsund
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Bomarsund ©
Bomarsund

2
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Turku, Finland

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Martinkirkko, The Church of the Holy Cross and Old Rauma. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

Plan my day in Turku using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rauma
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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nights
Helsinki, Finland

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sibelius Monument, The National Museum of Finland, Toolon Church (Toolon Kirkko), and other attractions you added. Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki route builder tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Tampere, Finland

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moomin Museum, Spy Museum and Tampere Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Spy Museum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planning site .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rovaniemi Church, Snowman World Igloo Hotel and Pilke Science Centre. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Getting from Tampere to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in September, plan for little chillier days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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