12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
flight:  14 h
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Kuopio
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Vuokatti
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
7
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Hong Kong

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You've now added Repovesi National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online trip itinerary maker .

Hong Kong, China to Kouvola is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Kouvola. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in August: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
day
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kuopio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Museums
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

2
nights
Vuokatti

Vuokatti
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Hiukka and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vuokatti trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Vuokatti takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kuopio in August, plan for little chillier nights in Vuokatti, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hiukka
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vuokatti to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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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 25th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip planner.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Toripolliisi ©
Toripolliisi
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

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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 27th (Mon), look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can 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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