9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  31​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  33​h
End: Queenstown

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Uutelan luontopolku. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Lohjan Island to see Paavolan Tammi about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Queenstown, New Zealand to Helsinki is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Queenstown to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Terranova and then head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa journey builder website .

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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