12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Vaasa
— 1 day
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Kokkola
— 1 night
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Kannus
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Raahe
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Hailuoto
— 1 night
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
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Suomussalmi
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Kajaani
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Vaasa

— 1 day
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner.

Tampere to Vaasa is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), you're off to Kokkola.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Kokkola

— 1 night
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kokkola trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Vaasa to Kokkola in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kokkola are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for Kannus on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Kannus

Kannus is a town and municipality and city of Finland.It is situated in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Ostrobothnia region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Kannuksen Kirkko.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kannus trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Kokkola to Kannus takes an hour. In August in Kannus, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Raahe.

Things to do in Kannus

Historic Sites
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Raahe

Raahe is a town and municipality of Finland. For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Raahe trip planner.

Getting from Kannus to Raahe by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Hailuoto on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Raahe

Museums
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Hailuoto

— 1 night
Hailuoto is an island and a municipality in Northern Ostrobothnia region, Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Marjaniemi Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hailuoto trip maker website.

You can drive from Raahe to Hailuoto in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hailuoto can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Hailuoto

Historic Sites
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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hupisaaret Park. On the 17th (Tue), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hupisaaret Park, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Hailuoto to Oulu takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 18th (Wed), explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Suomussalmi online travel route builder.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Suomussalmi in 2 hours. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
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Kajaani

— 2 nights
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church and then explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kajaani trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Suomussalmi to Kajaani by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Kajaani, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll set off for Koli National Park on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites
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Koli National Park

— 1 night
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower and then make a trip to Paateri.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Koli National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Kajaani to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."