10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
4
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 28th (Sun), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Oulu travel route planner .

Helsinki to Oulu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel planner.

Take a bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 31st (Wed), take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally have fun at Lahti Sports Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), then let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park, then see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lahti trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Lahti in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum)
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 2nd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna journey planning app .

You can drive from Lahti to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

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nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 4th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

New Valamo Monastery
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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