12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Heureka. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Runeberg Park, Porvoo Old Town, &more) and Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Maritime Centre Vellamo). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (24°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Heureka ©
Heureka
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park) and Kitee Zoo (in Kitee). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 15th (Sat), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo and then contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oulu tour planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Oulu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Moomin Snowcastle ©
Moomin Snowcastle
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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