16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Turku
Drive:  4​h
1
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Turku
— 2 nights
End: Turku

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret, and finally take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

Turku to Vaasa is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Vaasa are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

1
day
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then have fun at Action Park, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Saariselka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Vaasa in June, plan for little chillier days in Saariselka, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Nature Museums

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
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, see Santa Claus Office, experience rural life at Poro Farmi, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Lieksa (Paateri & Pielisen Museum). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

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Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), walk around The Esplanadi Park, and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki with the Route module. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then trek along The Archipelago Trail, and finally walk around Kultaranta Garden.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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