18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

8
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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday tool .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Helsinki is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, King's Road, Vantaa Art Museum
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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 16th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then make a trip to Snow Village, and then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Taatsin seita and then view the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kittila road trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Kittila by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, Kittila is slightly colder than Turku - with highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Taatsin seita ©
Taatsin seita

3
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 18th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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