14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  32​h
Ivalo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

1
night
Ivalo

Ivalo ©
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ivalo trip maker website .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Ivalo is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Ivalo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, Ivalo is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Ivalo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the striking landscape at Julma Olkky, and then identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ivalo to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 9th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oulu route planning tool .

Take a bus from Kuusamo to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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 11th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, get advice or help at Riihisaari, and then make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

2
nights
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 12th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. On your second day here, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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