13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip site.

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Sault Ste. Marie to Rovaniemi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in June: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 9°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Sat), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip website.

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In June in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."