21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 12 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
End: Helsinki

12
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Sapokka Water Garden), Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Valkmusa National Park, Raseborg Castle, Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku online holiday planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 7th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In November, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

3
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 9th (Fri): make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi attractions tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mustasaari in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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