13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  13​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Muscat

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 8th (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route maker tool .

Muscat, Oman to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Muscat to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Muscat in June, with highs in Rovaniemi at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, don't miss a visit to Paateri, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

1
night
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 14th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Turku City Library, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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