11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  26 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Sydney

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Mon), browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally catch all the local highlights with Feelapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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 24th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then shop like a local with Photographic Centre Peri.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and stop by Artisaani.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner.

You can drive from Pori to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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