10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Drive to Duluth International Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Train
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kauhava
— 1 night
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Duluth International Airport, Drive to Ironwood

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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
On the 11th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Ironwood, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Ironwood to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Inari

— 1 night
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, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inari road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: high temperatures in Inari hover around 62°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi driving holiday app.

Drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Oulu

— 1 night
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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Kauhava.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Kauhava

— 1 night
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 traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kauhava attractions planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Kauhava in 4 hours. In August in Kauhava, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. You will leave for Helsinki on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Kauhava

Theme Parks · Nightlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 16th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, then browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki attractions tool.

Explore your travel options from Kauhava to Helsinki with the Route module. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Southern Ostrobothnia travel guide

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Zoos · Theme Parks · Shopping Malls