11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Design Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary website .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

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
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 2nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then pedal to the sights with Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and finally stroll around Kultaranta Garden.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 4th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, see the interesting displays at Terranova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, get a taste of the local shopping with Tikanoja Art Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret, and finally snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

1
night
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then make a trip to Paateri, and finally see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill and then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lieksa itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, experience rural life at Poro Farmi, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker app .

You can drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Lieksa in June, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (18°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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