13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, see Santa Claus Office, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Lieksa (Paateri, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Pielinen, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and stroll through Akka-Koli Hill.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Joensuu trip simple and quick.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. When traveling from Rovaniemi in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Joensuu, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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