12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Helsinki
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Kuhmo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary maker app .

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
days
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Linnansaari National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rantasalmi tour website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Rantasalmi in 3.5 hours. In August in Rantasalmi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

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Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
days
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Wilds Piira. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuhmo trip builder .

Getting from Rantasalmi to Kuhmo by car takes about 5 hours. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Suomussalmi.

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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

3
days
Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi ©
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Silent People and then brush up on your military savvy at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and then head outdoors with Hossan Lomakeskus.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Suomussalmi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Suomussalmi takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

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Hossan Lomakeskus ©
Hossan Lomakeskus
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti ©
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti

2
days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 25th (Sat), get outside with Karhunkierros, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

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Drive from Suomussalmi to Kuusamo in 2 hours. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Oulu.

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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 27th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

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You can take a bus from Kuusamo to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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Traveling by train from Oulu to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train back home.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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