15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Manchester, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Durham

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Luosto Adventures in Luosto--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder site.

Durham, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Durham to Rovaniemi. In June in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Lieksa (Paateri, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, &more), Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Paha-Koli Hill, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. In June, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, hike along The Archipelago Trail, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Turku takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."