11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Turku Airport
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Turku
— 1 day
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku travel route builder site.

Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Turku. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in May: high temperatures in Turku hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

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nights
Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Mannerheim Museum and Ullanlinna. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get interesting insight from Tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:

2
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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): enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in June: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inari online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Inari are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."