14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Viitasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: New York City

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.
Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from New York City to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for slightly colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 61°F, while nights are colder with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku route planning website.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall and then stroll through Hietasaaren uimaranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 44°F at night. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Viitasaari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

1
night
Viitasaari

Viitasaari
Viitasaari is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Central Finland region. On the 26th (Wed), stop by Nestori.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Viitasaari trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Viitasaari takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Viitasaari are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Viitasaari

Shopping
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3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, catch a live event at Lappi Areena, and admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Viitasaari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in September, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Nature Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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