13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 1 day
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
Fly
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Helsinki
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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.
Attractions like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Bellevue Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Pike's Gut. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Teijo National Park in Pernio--about 1h 55 min away. Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki visit website.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier 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 · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Porvoo

— 1 day
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church Porvoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo road trip app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Porvoo are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Arctic Emotions Oy and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rovaniemi Church and Feelapland. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Fly from Porvoo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Porvoo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Kilpisjarvi

— 3 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Tsahkal Falls and Kukkolankoski. Step off the beaten path and head to Jarama WWII Fortification Camp and The Three Nations' Border Point.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilpisjarvi trip planning site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kilpisjarvi, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Kilpisjarvi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Kilpisjarvi in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 46°F at night. You will leave for Helsinki on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:

Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Helsinki and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."