12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 1 day
3
Turku
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
4
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Nuuksio National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planner .

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In June, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
day
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 6th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, view the masterpieces at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally contemplate the long history of Castle Hill.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Porvoo route planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Porvoo are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Cathedral and Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's much more to do: stroll through The Archipelago Trail, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and see the interesting displays at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Kultaranta Garden
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
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. On the 10th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then catch some excitement at Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally stroll through Nallikari Beach.

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You can fly from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. On the next day, take an exotic tour of Feelapland, then see Santa Claus Office, then get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip app .

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. June in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

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