11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Shanghai
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Shanghai

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Tue), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip app.

Shanghai, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Shanghai to Rovaniemi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Safaris
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Naantali Old Town and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step out of Turku to go to Pernio and see Teijo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Ullanlinna, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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