11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Bangor
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Kristiinankaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Bangor

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Johannes Church. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online attractions planner.

Bangor, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bangor to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bangor, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 12th (Sun), explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids and then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip builder app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip website.

Getting from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 14th (Tue), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach and then stroll around Hupisaaret Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 15th (Wed), stroll through Kolvananuuro, thenhead outdoors with Utransaari/ The Utra Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip tool.

You can drive from Oulu to Joensuu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Kristiinankaupunki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

New Valamo Monastery
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Kolvananuuro ©
Kolvananuuro
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko

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Kristiinankaupunki

Kristiinankaupunki ©
Kristinestad is a town and a municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Lebellska kopmansgarden, thensee the interesting displays at Carlsro Museum, thenenjoy the sea views from Salgrund Pilot Station, and finally Head underground at Wolf Cave.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kristiinankaupunki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kristiinankaupunki takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July in Kristiinankaupunki, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kristiinankaupunki

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Salgrund Pilot Station, Wolf Cave
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Lebellska kopmansgarden ©
Lebellska kopmansgarden
Wolf Cave ©
Wolf Cave
Carlsro Museum ©
Carlsro Museum

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