15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online tour planner .

Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Step out of Lieksa to go to Koli and see Koli Shop Retkitupa, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lieksa tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In September, daytime highs in Lieksa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

3
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield, take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip tool .

You can drive from Lieksa to Turku in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki route maker tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) 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
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral