17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Rovaniemi

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: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Geneva, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Geneva to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Geneva in August, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli), Lieksa (Paateri & Pielisen Museum) and Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more).

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Joensuu driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Kotka

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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Palotorninvuori Park, and let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Joensuu to Kotka by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online attractions planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Room Escape Games
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Helsinki

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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