12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
London

1
day
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 26th (Thu), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then steep yourself in history at The Aalto House.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki route planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House

2
days
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku, then trek along Nyrolan luontopolku, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Keuruu. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Leivonmaki National Park.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

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Side Trips

Keuruu, Leivonmaki National Park
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Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Nyrolan luontopolku
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

2
days
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Nallikari Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally examine the collection at Oulun Taidemuseo. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip site .

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Oulu

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Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu ©

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
On the 31st (Tue), go for a walk through Otsamo Fell and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inari online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Oulu to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oulu in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Inari, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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days
Oulu

Oulu
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, and finally admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu road trip site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Oulu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

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2
days
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 2nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku travel planning website .

Getting from Oulu to Turku by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

1
day
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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