12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
7
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
8
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
9
Turku
— 1 night
Fly to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Drive to Hong Kong

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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, then pause 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 13.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or 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 24°C and lows about 13°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
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Kouvola

— 1 night
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 drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

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.

Drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; 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 time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Savonlinna

— 1 night
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. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°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

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Kuopio

— 1 night
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 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°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
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Oulu

— 1 night
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, then walk around Ainolan Puisto, then see 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 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Vaasa

— 1 night
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 22°C during the day and 12°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
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

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 car from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Childrens Museums · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Turku

— 1 night
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 drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."