11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  19​h
1
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
day
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 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker site .

Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Turku is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in May, expect Turku to be slightly colder, temps between 59°F and 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's much more to do: make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see Santa Claus Office, then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in June: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inari journey site .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in June, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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