11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Newark

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Newark in July, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, around 52°F, while days are colder, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Safaris

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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 21st (Sat), have fun at Moomin World, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Mon), look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get advice or help at Riihisaari, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip maker website .

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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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.
Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Theme Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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