11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Hanoi
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Hanoi

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Thu), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, thenget to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

Plan trip to Helsinki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, stroll around Runeberg Park, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Loviisa Maritime Museum, thentake a leisurely stroll along Laivasilta, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Porvoo sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Loviisa
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 29th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa trip site.

Fly from Porvoo to Vaasa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla (in Joensuu) and New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, New Valamo Monastery
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thenhave fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Koli National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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