12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Porvoo
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Oulu
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
End: Stockholm

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll around Nuuksio National Park. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker 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. Traveling from Seattle to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the history at Salpa Line, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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 7th (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo road trip planning app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Porvoo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Porvoo are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

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Getting from Porvoo to Turku by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu day trip site.

You can fly from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Museums Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

1
night
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 12th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then identify plant and animal life at Feelapland, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

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) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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