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
Turku
— 1 night
9
Tampere
— 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 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, thensteep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenget to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Helsinki. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in August, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill as well as Sapokka Water Garden. On the 22nd (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, and then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sapokka Water Garden
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Model Railroad Museum Kouvola ©
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

1
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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.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta online trip builder.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, thendon't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 25th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

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night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and then walk around Hupisaaret Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Oulu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

1
night
Vaasa

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

Planning Vaasa trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning tool.

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku 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 Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Wed), try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning app.

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

Things to do in Tampere

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

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