9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Dusseldorf

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.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning site .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is little chillier than Dusseldorf - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Room Escape Games

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 1st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Turku to Pyhatunturi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in January: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around -13°C and lows are around -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Church of Sodankyla
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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 5th (Sat): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then stop by LAURI, and finally explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena. On the next day, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pyhatunturi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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