13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Buenos Aires
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Kajaani
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
Kokkola
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
Buenos Aires

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 4th (Sat): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder site .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
days
Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 5th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paltaniemi Church, and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kajaani trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Kajaani. August in Kajaani sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kajaani

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Paltaniemi Church, Kainuun Vaellustalli, Kolovesi National Park
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins

2
days
Inari

Inari ©
On the 7th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Inari road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kajaani to Inari takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Inari sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

#Nature, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

few
hours
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kokkola.

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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Safaris
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

2
days
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 10th (Fri), examine the collection at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kannuksen Kirkko, then admire the masterpieces at Roos House - K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, and finally wander the streets of Neristan (Old Wooden Town). On your second day here, examine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, and then take a stroll through Skata.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kokkola route planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kokkola in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August in Kokkola, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kokkola

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums

Side Trips

Skata, Kannuksen Kirkko
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Kannuksen Kirkko ©
Kannuksen Kirkko

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail. On your second day here, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi, don't miss a visit to Hanko Water Tower, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tulliniemi Nature Path.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Kokkola to Turku in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Hanko
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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