12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
5
Kokkola
— 1 night
6
Oulu
— 1 night
7
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
8
Kuusamo
— 1 night
9
Lieksa
— 1 night
10
Savonlinna
— 1 night
11
Porvoo
— 1 night

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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 4th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Senate Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online vacation planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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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 5th (Mon): get your game on at Moomin World, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, thenget lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel route builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Terranova, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vaasa trip simple and quick.

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum, see the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum, admire the masterpieces at K.H. Renlund Museum, thenstop by Neristan (Old Wooden Town), and finally see the interesting displays at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum.

Plan trip to Kokkola with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Kokkola takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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K.H. Renlund Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum ©

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 9th (Fri), stroll through Nallikari Beach, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu online visit planner.

Getting from Kokkola to Oulu by car takes about 3 hours. August in Oulu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the 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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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, thenlook for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip app.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get outside with Karhunkierros, get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo travel planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm
Kujala Reindeer Farm ©
Kujala Reindeer Farm

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Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. On the 12th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lieksa trip planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Lieksa in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Museums
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, thenexamine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip app.

You can drive from Lieksa to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo.

Make your Porvoo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Porvoo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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