16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  16​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

2
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: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour builder .

Atlanta, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Atlanta to Rovaniemi. In June, Rovaniemi is colder than Atlanta - with highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Lieksa (Paateri, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Pielinen, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Joensuu road trip site .

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Lieksa, Koli Shop Retkitupa
Highlights from your plan
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, make a trip to Linden Esplanade, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka day trip planning app .

Drive from Joensuu to Kotka in 4 hours. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kouvola
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku travel route planning site .

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Teijo National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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