14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Viitasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New York City

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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 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, stroll through Sibelius Monument, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday maker tool .

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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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 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

2
days
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta. On your second day here, head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Viitasaari.

Things to do in Vaasa

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Tropiclandia ©
Tropiclandia

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Viitasaari

Viitasaari
Viitasaari is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Central Finland region. To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Viitasaari visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Viitasaari takes 3 hours. In September in Viitasaari, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.
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3
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Viitasaari to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
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