12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

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

few
hours
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online visit planner .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Newark in July, plan for cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 67°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas ©
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari day trip tool .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
days
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Mustasaari to Savonlinna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

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Moomin World
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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
days
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 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary website .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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