11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Shanghai

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Poro Farmi and then identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary app .

Shanghai, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. In August, Rovaniemi is cooler than Shanghai - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa tour itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Naantali Old Town and Abo Akademi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Teijo national park in Pernio--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo 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.
Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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