14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Luosto to see Luosto Adventures about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and relax in the rural setting at Orbas Reindeer Farm.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Lieksa (Paateri & Pielisen Museum). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. In August, daytime highs in Joensuu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Lieksa, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku route planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Turku. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Moomin World, Teijo National Park, Old Rauma
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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