10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
nights
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 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
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 17th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 19th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna route planning website .

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Thu), stop by Your Piece Of Finland and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Savonlinna, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 46°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Shopping
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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