9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Beijing

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planner .

Beijing, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Beijing in July; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku route maker tool .

Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Nuuksio National Park. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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