13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, and see Santa Claus Office.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online route planner.

Boston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. In May, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Boston - with highs of 51°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Wildlife Area
Arctic Emotions Oy
5.0
Arktikum ©
History Museum
Arktikum
4.1

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Paha-Koli Hill, &more), Lieksa (Paateri, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). There's more to do: make a trip to Joensuu Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Joensuu vacation planning site.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in May: highs in Joensuu hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Pielinen ©
Water Body
Pielinen
5.0
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0

2
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, then browse the exhibits of Louhisaari Manor, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku road trip tool.

Getting from Joensuu to Turku by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4
Louhisaari Manor ©
Specialty Museum
Louhisaari Manor
4.8

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Helsinki

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

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