12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
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 17th (Sun), kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki journey planner.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Helsinki is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in February: highs in Helsinki hover around 33°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku online road trip planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. February in Turku sees daily highs of 32°F and lows of 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip builder tool .

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Muonio trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Muonio in 9 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mustasaari in February; daily highs in Muonio reach 22°F and lows reach 10°F. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

#Parks, #Nature, #Winter Sports
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Muonio to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 14°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then examine the collection at Siida.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in February since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Siida, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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