11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
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Helsinki
— Few hours
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Kajaani
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h
End: Helsinki

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery, then admire the striking features of Old Customs House, and finally don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Helsinki.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Hietaniemi Cemetery ©
Hietaniemi Cemetery
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
SkyWheel Helsinki ©
SkyWheel Helsinki

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Kajaani

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.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, 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 Beaches

Side Trips

Sotkamo, Vuokatti, Paltaniemi Church
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Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

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Kuusamo

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 other places to visit, more things to do, 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

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Pentik Hill
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Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables ©
Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Kujala Reindeer Farm ©
Kujala Reindeer Farm

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Kittila

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 find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, 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 take a bus. 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

Sarestoniemi Museum
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Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

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Kilpisjarvi

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 where to stay, more things to do, reviews, 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

Trails Wildlife Outdoors
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Saana ©
Saana

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 other places to visit, traveler tips, 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 Casinos Historic Sites
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Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

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Oulu

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.

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

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski

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Vaasa

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.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, 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 bus; 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

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko