9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

San Diego
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Hyvinkaa
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
San Diego

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Hyvinkaa

Hyvinkaa ©
Hyvinkää is a town and municipality of Finland. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hyvinkaa road trip planning site .

San Diego, USA to Hyvinkaa is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Diego to Hyvinkaa due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in July: high temperatures in Hyvinkaa hover around 72°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

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Hyvinkaa Church ©
Hyvinkaa Church

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hyvinkaa to Rovaniemi. When traveling from Hyvinkaa in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Oulu.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip builder tool .

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Oulu

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, then have fun at Moomin World, and then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku online vacation planner .

You can fly from Oulu to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #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

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's more to do: meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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