16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Juuma
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip tool .

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then have fun at Moomin World, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then trek along Kurjenrahka National Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku route planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off toRovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park, Old Rauma
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see Santa Claus Office and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour planner .

Fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Turku in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

5
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Juutua Nature Trail, & more).

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough 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 ©
Step out of the city life by going to Ruka and Kiutakongas Rapids. Explore Juuma's surroundings by going to Kuusamo (The Predator Center in Kuusamo & Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Juuma itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Saariselka to Juuma in 4.5 hours. August in Juuma sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°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

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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