12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Oulu
— 1 night
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights

1
night
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 8th (Thu): stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenstop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): walk around Hupisaaret Park and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu 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 your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Satamankulma, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally get in on the family fun at Punkaharjun Kesamaa.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip site.

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korpikeidas, thenexplore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, thenget in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Korpikeidas ©
Korpikeidas

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Finlayson Church make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Pyhan Birgitan kirkko. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Ahvenisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyhan Birgitan kirkko ©
Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, thentake an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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