11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Sat), make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (18°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Sun), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vaasa are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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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 (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku route planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

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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 cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Get outdoors at Korkeasaari Zoo and Aurinkolahti Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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