9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Diego
Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
1
Hyvinkaa
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: San Diego

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Hyvinkaa

Hyvinkaa ©
Hyvinkää is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Hyvinkaa Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Hyvinkaa journey planner.

San Diego, USA to Hyvinkaa is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in July, things will get a bit cooler in Hyvinkaa: highs are around 72°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Hyvinkaa

Historic Sites
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Hyvinkaa Church ©
Hyvinkaa Church

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hyvinkaa to Rovaniemi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hyvinkaa in July: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 12th (Thu), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kurjenrahka National Park, get your game on at Moomin World, and then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Beaches
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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