11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Inari
— Few hours
Fly:  33​h
End: Buenos Aires

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning website .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Eastern European Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the galleries of Turku Castle, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku road trip planning website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Lappeenranta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna driving holiday site .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. On the 9th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuhmo driving holiday site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuhmo in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuhmo

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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Kuhmo to Oulu in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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hours
Inari

Inari ©
On the 12th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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