11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Haemeenlinna
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Suomussalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  15​h 15​min
End: Taipei

1
night
Haemeenlinna

Haemeenlinna ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church and then step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Haemeenlinna trip builder website .

Taipei, Taiwan to Haemeenlinna is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Taipei to Haemeenlinna, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Taipei in July, with highs in Haemeenlinna at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Haemeenlinna

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Holy Cross Church
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Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Haemeenlinna to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Pirunkirkko.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

1
night
Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi ©
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Suomussalmi trip app .

Getting from Koli National Park to Suomussalmi by car takes about 4 hours. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

#Museums
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Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti ©
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi attractions app .

Getting from Suomussalmi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu planning tool .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Toripolliisi ©
Toripolliisi
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

1
night
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 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Oulu to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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