15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Helsinki
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Drive:  10​h
Helsinki

2
days
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then do a tasting at Pihamaa Estate & Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Päijänteen kansallispuisto.

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Helsinki to Lahti is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Lahti

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Päijänteen kansallispuisto
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Päijänteen kansallispuisto ©
Päijänteen kansallispuisto
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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 7th (Thu): see a show at Laajis. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park.

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Drive from Lahti to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Lahti in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Jyvaskyla, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Parks, #Adventure, #Nightlife

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Leivonmaki National Park
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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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Kauppahalli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, then examine the collection at Oulun Taidemuseo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

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Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Oulu are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

7
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
German Soldier s Cemetery and Korundi House of Culture are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Church of Sodankyla and Tornio Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Amethyst Mine Lapland) and Pyhatunturi (Pyha-Luosto National Park & Safaris). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

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Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Luosto, Pyhatunturi, Church of Sodankyla, Korouoma Canyon, Tornio Church
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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