11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
Vantaa
— 1 night
train + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  8​h 45​min
Inari
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes On the Rocks. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Ekenas Archipelago National Park in Raseborg, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Jumbo, then examine the collection at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, and then tour or see a show at Gumbostrand Konst & Form.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vantaa online route planner .

Vantaa is just a stone's throw from Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Vantaa

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gumbostrand Konst & Form, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Gumbostrand Konst & Form ©
Gumbostrand Konst & Form
Kauppakeskus Jumbo ©
Kauppakeskus Jumbo

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Vantaa to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vantaa in June, with highs in Kuusamo at 17°C and lows at 7°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

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#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna tour planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Kuusamo in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Inari.

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#Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Siida, then get outside with Lake Inari, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail and then take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

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Traveling by combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in June, with highs in Inari at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

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#Outdoors, #Tours, #Shopping
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida ©
Siida
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip app .

Getting from Inari to Tampere by combination of shuttle, flight, and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in June, you will find days in Tampere are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Turku.

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#Historic Sites
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Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Hameensilta ©
Hameensilta

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum and then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Biological Museum ©
Turku Biological Museum

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary website .

Getting from Turku to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Historic Sites
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

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