11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kajaani
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy and then relax in the rural setting at Poro Farmi.

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London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then stroll through Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip builder .

You can take a bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 10th (Sat), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oulu holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Oulu

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

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Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling, then explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paltaniemi Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kajaani trip planner .

You can drive from Oulu to Kajaani in 2.5 hours. In August in Kajaani, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Paltaniemi Church
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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. On the 12th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, catch a movie at Entertainment Center IsoCee, then admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio road trip tool .

You can drive from Kajaani to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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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): examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Lappeenranta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. 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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Vaasa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip builder .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church