11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— Few hours
Drive
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Kajaani
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kittila
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Train
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), stroll through Hietaranta Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery, then admire the striking features of Old Customs House, and finally make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

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Kajaani

Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, then kick back and relax at Hiukka, then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kajaani art museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Kajaani Church, appreciate the history behind Statue of Per Brahe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paltaniemi Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kajaani route maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Kajaani. In July, daytime highs in Kajaani are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore by horseback at Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables, then wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Jalavan Kauppa, then explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kuusamo day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kajaani to Kuusamo in 3 hours. July in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

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Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, and then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kittila attractions planning app.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Kittila in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Kittila sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Kittila

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

2
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Saana and then admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kilpisjarvi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Kilpisjarvi takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Kittila in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kilpisjarvi: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Fri), get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions planner.

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in July, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Casinos
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 11th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, walk around Hupisaaret Park, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Nallikari Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu day trip site.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Mon), snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, hike along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and finally get outside with Setterbergin Puisto.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vaasa road trip website.

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

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."