14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Madrid
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Ivalo
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Madrid

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Tue), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary builder website .

Madrid, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Madrid, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ivalo.

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#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
SantaPark ©
SantaPark

1
day
Ivalo

Ivalo
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. On the 9th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ivalo online trip maker .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Ivalo by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ivalo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off toJoensuu.

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#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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2
days
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Joensuu visit planning app .

Explore your travel options from Ivalo to Joensuu with the Route module. Traveling from Ivalo in August, Joensuu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Joensuu

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then have fun at Moomin World, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip website .

You can drive from Joensuu to Turku in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
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.
Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

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Nuuksio National Park
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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