12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Vuokatti
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Hong Kong

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola road trip website .

Hong Kong, China to Kouvola is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In August, Kouvola is colder than Hong Kong - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks Theme Parks
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip planner .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Vuokatti.
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Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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Vuokatti

Vuokatti ©
On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Kajaani Church, admire the masterpieces at Kajaani art museum, then explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins, and finally head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vuokatti online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Vuokatti takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Vuokatti when traveling from Kuopio in August, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kajaani, Kainuun Vaellustalli
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Kajaani art museum ©
Kajaani art museum
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins

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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 24th (Fri): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vuokatti to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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 25th (Sat): admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, stroll through Ainolan Puisto, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Oulu holiday builder .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

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Vaasa

Vaasa
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa travel planner .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Museums Parks
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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 27th (Mon): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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