11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
3
Oulu
— 1 night
4
Kajaani
— 1 night
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
6
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
7
Vaasa
— 1 night
8
Tampere
— 1 night
9
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy and then look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey planning website.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

Start your trip to Kuusamo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll around Hupisaaret Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Oulu day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 11th (Sun), get great views at Vuokatinvaara, perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling, step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paltaniemi Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church.

Planning Kajaani trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kajaani takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Paltaniemi Church
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
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Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Kajaani Church ©
Kajaani Church

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Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then perfect your strike at Entertainment Center IsoCee, then immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kajaani to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip maker tool.

You can drive from Kuopio to Lappeenranta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Nuijamaa Church ©
Nuijamaa Church

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Vaasa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Vaasa by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere tour website.

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral