12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  12 h 15 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 63°F and 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then get great views at Saltkaret. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Terranova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vaasa journey website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Vaasa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip builder.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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