7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Cork
bus + Fly:  11​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: Cork

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip site .

Cork, Ireland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cork to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cork in November, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 26th (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Muonio day trip site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Muonio takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in November since evenings lows in Muonio dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Muonio

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Mustasaari road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Mustasaari takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Muonio in November: high temperatures in Mustasaari hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku day trip website .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, then browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki holiday planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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