14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder app.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in October, plan for cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Lieksa (Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, Pielisen Museum, &more), Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Paha-Koli Hill, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli).

Plan my day in Joensuu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. October in Joensuu sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, and stroll around Palotorninvuori Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kotka road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kotka takes 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kouvola, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): trek along The Archipelago Trail, then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kultaranta Garden, don't miss a visit to Louhisaari Manor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku trip app.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

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