16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Saariselka
— 5 nights
5
Juuma
— 4 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour app.

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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 20th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenget your game on at Moomin World, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
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 23rd (Fri): see Santa Claus Office and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Turku to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

5
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Saariselka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Juuma.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
nights
Juuma

Juuma ©
Get in touch with nature at Karhunkierros and Ruka. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuusamo (The Predator Center in Kuusamo & Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre).

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Juuma online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Juuma in 4.5 hours. August in Juuma sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Juuma

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kuusamo
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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