11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kajaani
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Vantaa
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Ljubljana

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 11th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Visulahti, then see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Mikkeli Market Place.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mikkeli sightseeing planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Mikkeli is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Ljubljana to Mikkeli, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in July; daily highs in Mikkeli reach 25°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Visulahti ©
Visulahti
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral

1
night
Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get great views at Vuokatinvaara, perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paltaniemi Church.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kajaani trip builder tool .

Drive from Mikkeli to Kajaani in 4.5 hours. In July in Kajaani, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Paltaniemi Church
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Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Sat), make a trip to Lordi's Square and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route planning site .

You can drive from Kajaani to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Nature 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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Oulu trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa road trip planning website .

Getting from Oulu to Vaasa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Vantaa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Raippaluodon Silta
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Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

1
night
Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vantaa holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Vantaa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Vantaa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vantaa

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Heureka ©
Heureka
Vantaa Art Museum ©
Vantaa Art Museum
Finnish Aviation Museum ©
Finnish Aviation Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and finally hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Helsinki is just a short distance from Vantaa. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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