11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Tornio
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kajaani
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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day
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi
On the 5th (Wed), head outdoors with Kukkolankoski and then admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kilpisjarvi vacation planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Kilpisjarvi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zurich in September; daily highs in Kilpisjarvi reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks
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Tornio

Tornio ©
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, play a few rounds at Tornio Golf, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tornio road trip planning tool .

Drive from Kilpisjarvi to Tornio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Tornio can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Tornio

#Golf, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

Kemi Church
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Tornio Golf ©
Tornio Golf
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Tornio to Oulu in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Oulu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Beaches, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

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Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling, and then explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

To see maps and tourist information, read Kajaani trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kajaani takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kajaani

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Hiukka, Kolovesi National Park, Vuokatti Bowling
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Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Carelicum, look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, then take a memorable tour with Treetop Adventure Park, then kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, and finally stroll through Utra Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Joensuu tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kajaani to Joensuu takes 3 hours. September in Joensuu sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Joensuu

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Carelicum ©
Carelicum
Kauppakeskus Iso Myy ©
Kauppakeskus Iso Myy

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nights
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 11th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta holiday tool .

You can drive from Joensuu to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Imatra
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Norman Travels, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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