14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Oulu
— 3 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

San Jose, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. When traveling from San Jose in November, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 40°F by day to 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa Art Museum, King's Road
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Dive Finland Oy ©
Dive Finland Oy

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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 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, ponder the design of Harmonia, then add some adventure to your tour with Aavameri, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 26th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, then engage your brain at Tietomaa, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in November: high temperatures in Oulu hover around 35°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus Office. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder website.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oulu in November, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 28°F and lows about 20°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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