11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  17 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Hong Kong

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): find something for the whole family at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Hong Kong, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Hong Kong to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Rovaniemi is cooler than Hong Kong - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto and then stroll through Nallikari Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Oulu, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio journey planning app .

You can drive from Oulu to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Fri), stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Theme Parks
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

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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 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route builder .

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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