11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour builder .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki is 1 hour. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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 24th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then stroll through The Archipelago Trail, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip builder tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Terranova, wander the wide-open spaces of Aava Kertun Kotitila, then enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret, and finally snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Aava Kertun Kotitila ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, experience rural life at Orbas Reindeer Farm, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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