11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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3
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma & Ruokapuoti Lumo). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku trip maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning app.

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."