16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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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.
On the 28th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker site.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Arktikum ©
History Museum
Arktikum
4.1
Santa Claus Office ©
Character Experience
Santa Claus Office
3.8

3
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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more), Lieksa (Paateri & Pielisen Museum) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Joensuu day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
4.8

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Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Joensuu to Kotka by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Old Rauma in Rauma, approximately Rauma away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, trek along The Archipelago Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip planning website.

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
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Old Rauma ©
World heritage site
Old Rauma
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
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