15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation planner .

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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Lieksa (Paateri & Pielisen Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see Old Rauma about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, stroll through Bike Rental - by Carfield, and don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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