11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
4
Lieksa
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Design Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, thendeepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip website.

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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thengrab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. On your second day here, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thentake a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and finally stroll through Kultaranta Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku trip builder.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites 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, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, thentake in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret, and finally take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Vaasa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, thenexplore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, thendon't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally examine the collection at Pielisen Museum. Keep things going the next day: hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

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

Drive from Vaasa to Lieksa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, daytime highs in Lieksa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Lieksa, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °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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