11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Train
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
5
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kristiinankaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Bangor International Airport

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Helsinki

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Johannes Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Cathedral of Porvoo. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online vacation planner.

Bangor, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Bangor to Helsinki. When traveling from Bangor in July, plan for slightly colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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1
night
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

Nature · Parks
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8

1
night
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.8

1
night
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 · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Nallikari Beach ©
Must see
Nallikari Beach
4.4

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 15th (Wed), stroll through Kolvananuuro, then head 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 · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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New Valamo Monastery ©
Religious Site
New Valamo Monastery
4.1
Kolvananuuro ©
Forest
Kolvananuuro
3.9
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Religious Site
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
4.4

2
nights
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, then see the interesting displays at Carlsro Museum, then enjoy 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 · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Carlsro Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Carlsro Museum
4.3
Wolf Cave ©
Cave
Wolf Cave
3.9

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