13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi (about 1h 35 min away). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, see Santa Claus Office, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday app.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can 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
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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 Lieksa (Paateri, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, &more), Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Paha-Koli Hill, &more).

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Joensuu trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. Traveling from Rovaniemi in May, expect nights in Joensuu to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to 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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off 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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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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