12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki route planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Helsinki is colder than Barcelona - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli), Paateri (in Lieksa) and Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Joensuu trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Joensuu. When traveling from Helsinki in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Joensuu: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Terranova, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and then stroll through Ojberget.

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Traveling by car from Joensuu to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. October in Vaasa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Saltkaret
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

3
nights
Rovaniemi

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, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Vaasa in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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