12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Kathmandu

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip website .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kathmandu to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in August, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

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
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Get outdoors at Hupisaaret Park and Koitelinkoski. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, have fun at Tietomaa, and experience the excitement of Oulu Climbing Centre.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip planner.

Fly from Savonlinna to Oulu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Oulu to Pyhatunturi in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo
On the 17th (Sat), head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

Plan my day in Akaslompolo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors
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1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): hike along Ruijanpolku Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

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

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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