11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pieksamaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Helsinki
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
End: Munich

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Market Square Kauppatori, Kansallisgalleria, Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary maker .

Munich, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Munich in June, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You've now added Repovesi National Park to your itinerary.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Kouvola sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Pieksamaki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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nights
Pieksamaki

Pieksamaki
Pieksämäki is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region.The town has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pieksamaki trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Kouvola to Pieksamaki in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Pieksamaki

Museums
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1
night
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and then stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lieksa itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Pieksamaki to Lieksa in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Kuusamo on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You've now added Ruka to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ruka.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip app .

You can drive from Lieksa to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Ruka ©
Ruka

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You've now added Urho Kekkonen National Park to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Outdoors Nature
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 8th (Mon), you're off toHelsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Helsinki

Helsinki
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Tours Parks
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