11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Espoo
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mannerheim Statue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, and finally find something for the whole family at Visulahti.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli road trip planner.

Helsinki to Mikkeli is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Visulahti ©
Visulahti
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 12th (Fri), enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip itinerary site .

Getting from Mikkeli to Sotkamo by car takes about 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Vuokatti
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Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

2
nights
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 13th (Sat): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Sotkamo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites Shopping
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Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Raippaluodon Silta
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Thu), stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Theme Parks Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Nuuksio National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Espoo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Espoo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Espoo

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Espoo Cathedral ©
Espoo Cathedral

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