12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kouvola
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong

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.
On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Rock Church, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then go for a walk through The Devil's Stairs, then view the masterpieces at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo travel planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Nasin Kartanon Galleria ©
Nasin Kartanon Galleria
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 find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kouvola holiday site .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Lappeenranta on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip builder tool .

Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to 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
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

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

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip planning site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu day trip site .

Drive from Kuopio to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 27th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, then make a splash at Tropiclandia, and then see the interesting displays at Terranova.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time 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 in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku attractions planning site .

Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the 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
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Wed), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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