11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive
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Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
7
Espoo
— 2 nights
Drive

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Mikkeli

— 2 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Mannerheim Statue, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, and finally get in on the family fun at Visulahti.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli trip maker tool.

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
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Sotkamo

— 1 night
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sotkamo itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. July in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip site.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. 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 · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 16th (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Oulu holiday planning site.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. 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
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa itinerary builder.

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip 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 · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

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

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Tampere

Childrens Museums · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:
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Espoo

— 2 nights
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. On the 19th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Espoo road trip site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Espoo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Espoo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Espoo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Finland travel guide

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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."