13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Kilpisjarvi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Reykjavik

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.
Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Pike's Gut are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Teijo national park and Bellevue Beach. Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing planner .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Newark in June, with highs in Helsinki at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Teijo National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

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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 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church Porvoo, then relax in the rural setting at Bosgard Organic Farm, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Porvoo trip planning site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums
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Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill
Orthodox Church Porvoo ©
Orthodox Church Porvoo
Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum ©
Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to Feelapland and Arctic Emotions Oy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, raise your glass at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Porvoo to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. While traveling from Porvoo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

3
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Get in touch with nature at Tsahkal Falls and Kukkolankoski. Discover out-of-the-way places like Saana and The Three Nations' Border Point. Change things up with a short trip to Jarama WWII Fortification Camp in Karesuvanto (about 1h 30 min away).

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kilpisjarvi trip planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi. Traveling from Rovaniemi in June, expect nights in Kilpisjarvi to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are little chillier, around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kukkolankoski, Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Saana ©
Saana

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hours
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi
For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning website .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kilpisjarvi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 46°F. You'll set off for Helsinki on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 27th (Thu), meet the residents at SEA LIFE Helsinki and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Zoos & Aquariums Museums Parks
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SEA LIFE Helsinki ©
SEA LIFE Helsinki

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