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
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

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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 when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. When traveling from London in October, plan for cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Tulikiven Kivikyla (in Juuka) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). The adventure continues: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lieksa holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Lieksa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Tulikiven Kivikyla
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Parainen) and Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Ruokapuoti Lumo, & more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Turku takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Lieksa in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Turku: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning site .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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