12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route builder

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
7
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, 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 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, 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 24°C and lows at 13°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 · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Kouvola

— 1 night
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: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then contemplate 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.

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. 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

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
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, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then examine 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 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°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
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. 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, then admire 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 drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Oulu

— 1 night
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 drive; or take a bus; or fly. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°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 · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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): 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 overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Turku

— 1 night
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, then explore 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 drive; or fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°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

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

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 drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks
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."