12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Bus:  45 min
2
Porvoo
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Seattle

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.
On the 4th (Tue), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary app.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Helsinki. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Helsinki at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
day
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, view the masterpieces at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip builder app.

Take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Old Rauma and The Church of the Holy Cross for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art.

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Drive from Porvoo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Kultaranta Garden
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oulu online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, see Santa Claus Office, and then get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

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Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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