19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Helsinki
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Syote
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kolari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Helsinki

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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.
Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Design Museum capture your imagination. Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Stromforsin ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa, about 1h 20 min away. Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

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Stromforsin ruukki
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Visavuori, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

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Visavuori, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Cathedral and Louhisaari Manor. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku route planning site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

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Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 24th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, then explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oulu travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Syote.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

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Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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Syote

Syote ©
To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Syote trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Oulu to Syote in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Syote are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Syote

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

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Posio
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Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Sat), Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online tour planner .

Drive from Syote to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
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Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Safaris

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then examine the collection at The Sarestoniemi Museum, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kolari.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Wildlife

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Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Kolari

Kolari
Kolari is a municipality of Finland at the Swedish border, which follows the Torne River, the longest free-flowing river in Europe.It is located in the province of Lapland. To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kolari trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Levi to Kolari in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kolari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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