15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Durham
Train + Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Durham

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Luosto Adventures in Luosto (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel route app .

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

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Lieksa (Paateri, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, & more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Joensuu trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. 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

Side Trips

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

3
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 25 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Turku. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip website .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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