11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Luosto Adventures in Luosto, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder website .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 37°F and lows about 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Paateri (in Lieksa) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). The adventure continues: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

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Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Turku Castle (in Turku). There's much more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki with the Route module. Traveling from Joensuu in October, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Turku Castle
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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