52 days in Finland Itinerary

52 days in Finland Itinerary

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52 days in Finland Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  26​h
Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Oulu
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Koli National Park
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 11 nights
Drive:  4​h
Helsinki
— 11 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Sydney

9
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Korundi House of Culture. Step out of the city life by going to Korouoma Canyon and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Maupertuis Memorial (in Pello), Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Tornio Church) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Tornio, Maupertuis Memorial, Tatuka Palvelut, Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
SantaPark ©
SantaPark
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Auttikongas

7
days
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Visiting Nallikari Beach and Hupisaaret Park will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Haukipudas Church and Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Oulu: Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Kemi (Kemi Church & Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery)). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, stroll through Ainolan Puisto, have fun at Tietomaa, and shop like a local with Kauppahalli.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemi, Haukipudas Church, Koitelinkoski, Raahe Museum
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

10
days
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Mine Mining Museum and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko. Get in touch with nature at Venajanhiekka and Wilds Piira. Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Joensuu (Joensuu Church, Honkaniemi Beach, & more), Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori) and Hiidenportti National Park (in Sotkamo). Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Joensuu, Old Mine Mining Museum, Venajanhiekka, Hiidenportti National Park, Wilds Piira
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum

10
days
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lammassaari Island and Lempukka Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Siikalahti Wetland and Kitee Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta), Imatra (Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, Tainionkosken Church, & more) and Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kirkko & Kummakivi Boulder). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna holiday website .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Imatra, Mikkeli, Puumala, Ruokolahti
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

12
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Teijo national park and Arboretum Mustila. Attractions like Tulliniemi Nature Path and Santalahti Nature Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Riverside Park (in Kotka), Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Raseborg, Hanko, Aurlahti Beach, Stromforsin ruukki
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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