9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): walk around Observatory Hill Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. On the next day, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 24th (Mon), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa tour itinerary site .

Getting from Turku to Vaasa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Saltkaret
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi sightseeing tool .

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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