12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  12​h
Helsinki
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Loviisa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Hong Kong

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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.
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Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in August, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Loviisa.

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#Historic Sites
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. August in Loviisa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Loviisa

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
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Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then have fun at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

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You can drive from Loviisa to Turku in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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days
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 25th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Kuopio Harbor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Nature, #Parks, #Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Toripolliisi ©
Toripolliisi

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Tue), make a trip to Lordi's Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, get in on the family fun at SantaPark and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark

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