12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
6
Oulu
— 1 night
7
Vaasa
— 1 night
8
Tampere
— 1 night
9
Turku
— 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route site.

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in August, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 21st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola and then find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola ©
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip planning tool.

Take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip site.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Punkaharjun Kesamaa
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio holiday planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 26th (Sun), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, thenwalk around Ainolan Puisto, thensee the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Oulu day trip planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Terranova, make a splash at Tropiclandia, and then don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vaasa trip planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Theme Parks Museums
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Tropiclandia ©
Tropiclandia
Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere route maker site.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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night
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 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle and then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku holiday builder app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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