13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Boston

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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app .

Boston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boston in May: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 51°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
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. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Lieksa (Paateri, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Pielinen, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Joensuu online attractions planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Joensuu by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. When traveling from Rovaniemi in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Joensuu, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then get interesting insight from Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and finally stroll around Kultaranta Garden.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku online day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Turku with the Route module. May in Turku sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker tool .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

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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