11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks 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 8th (Sun), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then get interesting insight from Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

You can plan Turku trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Paateri (in Lieksa). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, take in the pleasant sights at Rylays Hill, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Turku to Joensuu. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Paateri, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and then identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Rovaniemi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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