12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Porvoo
— 1 night
4
Kotka
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Kuopio
— 1 night
7
Vuokatti
— 1 night
8
Oulu
— 1 night
9
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in August, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 18th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally look for gifts at Riimikko.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip maker website.

You can drive from Turku to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping · Historic Sites
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Riimikko ©
Riimikko
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 19th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then walk around Riverside Park, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planner.

Getting from Porvoo to Kotka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 20th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, have fun at Vainolanniemi, then admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio journey planning website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Nature · Parks
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Vuokatti

Vuokatti ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church, get great views at Vuokatinvaara, then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling, and finally head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vuokatti trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Vuokatti takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kuopio in August, Vuokatti is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kainuun Vaellustalli, Kajaani Church
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll through Nallikari Beach, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then walk around Hupisaaret Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip builder.

You can drive from Vuokatti to Oulu in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Sat), experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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