10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ironwood
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Kauhava
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Ironwood

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planning tool .

Ironwood, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Ironwood to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 12th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inari journey builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Inari is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then stop by LAURI, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oulu online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kauhava.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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Kauhava

Kauhava
Kauhava is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region, northwest of Helsinki and by the main railway from Helsinki to Oulu. To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kauhava trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Kauhava in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kauhava are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. You'll set off for Helsinki on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Kauhava

Theme Parks Nightlife Shopping
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then make a trip to Old Market Hall, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online journey maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kauhava to Helsinki. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

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