16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  19 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Taipei

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Taipei to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Taipei in June: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Safaris

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Joensuu visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. June in Joensuu sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola journey planning app .

Getting from Joensuu to Kouvola by car takes about 4 hours. June in Kouvola sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, hike along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and then examine the collection at Stundars Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vaasa day trip planning website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Kouvola to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Stundars Museum, Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

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 27th (Thu), head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then make a trip to Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the equipment you need at Bike Rental - by Carfield, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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