14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Koli Shop Retkitupa in Koli (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Joensuu road trip website .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu with the Route module. In August in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Wallsports Areena Seinajoki (in Seinajoki) and Powerpark (in Harma). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa online visit planner .

Getting from Joensuu to Vaasa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In September, daytime highs in Vaasa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wallsports Areena Seinajoki, Saltkaret, Powerpark
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto

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. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and get a taste of life in the country at Poro Farmi.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Vaasa, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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