11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Train + Fly:  13 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  16 h 45 min
End: Seoul

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip site .

Seoul, South Korea to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Seoul in September, expect nights in Helsinki to be cooler, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Paateri (in Lieksa). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, go for a walk through Rylays Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Joensuu, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and then identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Rovaniemi with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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