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
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online route planner .

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the history at Salpa Line, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna tour site .

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Kolovesi National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©

1
day
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and finally stroll through Fredrika Runebergs Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Porvoo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Porvoo are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

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

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 8th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, hike along The Archipelago Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku online attractions planner .

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. 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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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
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 other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oulu online holiday planner .

You can fly from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Oulu sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

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): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then take an exotic tour of Feelapland, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip app .

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

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