12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online itinerary maker.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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 13th (Thu), take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, thenstroll through Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku journey maker tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret, thenexamine the collection at Stundars Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kyr0 Distillery Company. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saltkaret, Stundars Museum, Kyr0 Distillery Company
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum

1
night
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, don't miss a visit to Paateri, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

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Traveling by car from Vaasa to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see Santa Claus Office, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thenHead underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lieksa in June, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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