11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Prague
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Prague

3
nights
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.
Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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

Prague, Czech Republic to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Prague to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Prague in July: highs in Helsinki hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Ahtari Zoo and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, and then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jyvaskyla, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Ahtari Zoo, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Ainolan Puisto, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, engage your brain at Tietomaa, and appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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