12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  12 h
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Loviisa
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h
End: Hong Kong

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip website.

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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night
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Loviisa driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Loviisa in 1.5 hours. August in Loviisa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then get your game on at Moomin World. On the next day, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Loviisa to Turku in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train 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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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip app.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 25th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Kuopio Harbor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 27th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oulu online route maker.

You can drive from Kuopio to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Toripolliisi ©
Toripolliisi

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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 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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