16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Bucharest, Romania to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bucharest in August, you will find days in Rovaniemi are cooler (63°F), and nights are little chillier (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors
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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Koli National Park (Pielinen & Ukko-Koli Hill) and Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church, admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, join in the after-dark buzz at Taitokortteli, and explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu route planner.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

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. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Turku takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) 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."