11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Pori
— 1 day
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Safaris and Arktikum. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see Santa Claus Office, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are colder (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Tue), stop by Porin Kauppahalli, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thendon't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Pori travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Pori in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in October: highs in Pori hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip website.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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 a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

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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