11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Pori
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Safaris. Attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi. When traveling from Zurich in October, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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), look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

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You can fly from Rovaniemi to Pori in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pori, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
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 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

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Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park will get you outdoors. Attractions like Hietaranta Beach and Linnanmaki Amusement Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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