16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Bus:  16 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Atlanta

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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday maker website.

Atlanta, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Atlanta to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in June; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 60°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli), Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Paha-Koli Hill, &more) and Lieksa (Paateri, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, &more).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kotka

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). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, walk around Sibelius Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kotka travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kotka takes 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Kouvola
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

3
nights
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 these side-trips from Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Old Rauma
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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