13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Kuusamo
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and Rovaniemi Local History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of Sodankyla and German Soldier s Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Kemi Church in Kemi (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from San Juan in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Kemi Church
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Safaris

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo and then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Wildlife Parks Museums
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2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 21st (Sat), take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): paddle through the water with Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kuusamo to Kimito Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kuusamo in November; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Historic Sites Adventure
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

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 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Cathedral of Porvoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church and head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. November in Helsinki sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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