12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Luosto
— 1 night
3
Inari
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
6
Kuhmo
— 3 nights

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 15th (Thu), go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, and then take an exotic tour of Luosto Adventures.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Luosto travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Luosto are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Luosto
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Luosto ©
Luosto
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You've now added Jytky Hysky Sled Dog Camp to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and then surround yourself with nature on Jytky Hysky Sled Dog Camp.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inari tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Jytky Hysky Sled Dog Camp ©
Jytky Hysky Sled Dog Camp

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nights
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 Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli. Do some cultural sightseeing at Savonlinna Cathedral and Salpa Line. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip tool.

Fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Savonlinna. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Salpa Line, Siikalahti Wetland, Tohmajarven kirkko
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally stop by Katajanokka.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. 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 (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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nights
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Explore hidden gems such as Hiidenportti National Park and Wild Taiga. Escape the urban bustle at Boreal Wildlife Centre and Wilds Piira.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuhmo vacation tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Kuhmo. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Hiidenportti National Park
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

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