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
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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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: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see Santa Claus Office, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in June, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 60°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Fun & Games
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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: Lieksa (Paateri, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, &more), Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Paha-Koli Hill, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli).

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, 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 · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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). There's much more to do: stroll around Riverside Park, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, 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 · 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, hike along The Archipelago Trail, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. 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 · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
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, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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."