11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pieksamaki
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
6
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
8
Helsinki
— Few hours
Fly

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Market Square Kauppatori, Kansallisgalleria, Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and other attractions. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, 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 see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Munich, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Munich to Helsinki. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Munich in June: highs in Helsinki hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

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night
Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Repovesi National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kouvola online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Pieksamaki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your trip

2
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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. For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pieksamaki trip itinerary builder.

You can 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
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

1
night
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. On the 3rd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then contemplate the long history of Uhrihalkeama, and then hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lieksa trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Pieksamaki to Lieksa takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

1
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You've now added Ruka to your itinerary. On the 5th (Fri), hit the slopes at Ruka.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Lieksa to Kuusamo by car takes about 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

2
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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary tool.

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

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

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.
For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki online holiday planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Finland travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Koli National Park travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage. Koli lies on the western shore of Lake Pielinen. Its slopes are home to the country's longest valley dotted with waterfalls and caves. Long regarded as a sacrificial site and sacred abode of powerful spirits, the area was uninhabited until the mid-18th century. Slash-and-burn agricultural heritage and traditional Finnish breeds of cow and sheep are still highly valued in Koli. The area's hills, lakes, and narrow islands invite nature enthusiasts to enjoy outdoor activities year round.