12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Train
5
Tampere
— 5 nights
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Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna vacation planner.

Berlin, Germany to Savonlinna is an approximately 25-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Berlin to Savonlinna, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Wanha Raatesalmi and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Kuhmo

— 1 night
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. On the 2nd (Thu), stroll through Wild Taiga and then stroll through Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kuhmo trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Kuhmo in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:
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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 3rd (Fri), stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and then grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu travel planning tool.

You can drive from Kuhmo to Oulu in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Oulu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Helsinki (Kansallisgalleria, The Esplanadi Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation planner.

Take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."