9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
day
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 19th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of subway, flight, taxi, bus, and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 51°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 20th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Tue), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

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You can drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

4
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 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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