7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Seattle

3
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.
Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing planning website .

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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 16th (Thu): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Fri), make a trip to Santa Claus Office and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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