12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
3
Kouvola
— Few hours
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Kuopio
— 1 night
7
Oulu
— 1 night
8
Vaasa
— 1 night
9
Turku
— 1 night
10
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenmeet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Hong Kong to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

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
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, take in the pleasant sights at The Devil's Stairs, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Nasin Kartanon Galleria, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo online tour builder.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Porvoo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

few
hours
Kouvola

Kouvola
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lappeenranta using our trip planner.

Take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Fri), pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, thenappreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 25th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, thenexamine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio attractions planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites
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Kuopio Art Museum ©
Kuopio Art Museum
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 26th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, thenstroll around Ainolan Puisto, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and finally stroll through Nallikari Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu online vacation 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, cool off at Tropiclandia, and then see the interesting displays at Terranova.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip app.

Getting from Oulu to Vaasa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. 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.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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