12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv


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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 Poro Farmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and then stroll through Nallikari Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu travel route planner .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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): make a trip to Satamankulma, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio route planning website .

Drive from Oulu to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally find something for the whole family at Punkaharjun Kesamaa.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°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

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

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 12th (Mon), meet the residents at Korpikeidas, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta tour itinerary planner .

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 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Ahvenisto. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Visavuori. There's lots more to do: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere online trip planner .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Visavuori, Ahvenisto, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online visit planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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