11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Joensuu
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Taitokortteli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, then hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and finally don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu trip maker app.

Drive from Helsinki to Joensuu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in April, you will find days in Joensuu are little chillier (6°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market) ©
Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market)
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Luosto and see Amethyst Mine Lapland, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, see Santa Claus Office, and identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Rovaniemi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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