12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
4
Oulu
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
6
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
7
Akaslompolo
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

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Kathmandu, Nepal to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kathmandu to Helsinki is minus 3.8 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kathmandu in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thencontemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

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Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

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

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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 12th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Pielinen, thentrek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 14th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, thenstroll around Hupisaaret Park, thenhunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) 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
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

1
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thencatch all the local highlights with Feelapland, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 16th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

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

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 17th (Sat), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Trails Tours

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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