12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Hong Kong

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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday planner .

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 21st (Tue), explore the engaging exhibits at Kouvola Model Railroad Museum and then find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kouvola itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can 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.
To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary app .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow 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 find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kuopio trip site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Nallikari Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oulu itinerary planner .

Getting from Kuopio to Oulu by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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 make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa sightseeing planner .

Getting from Oulu to Vaasa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

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

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Tue), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
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): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle and then have fun at Moomin World.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning website .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can 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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