13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sault Ste. Marie
Fly:  24​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Sault Ste. Marie

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): make a trip to Lordi's Square and then see Santa Claus Office.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker site .

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna visit planner.

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

4
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.
Pack the 29th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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