13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Helsinki

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, examine the collection at Infantry Museum, then make a trip to Kenkavero, and finally examine the collection at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Mannerheim Statue, take in panoramic vistas at Naisvuori Observation Tower, and then find something for the whole family at Visulahti.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Mikkeli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero
Naisvuori Observation Tower ©
Naisvuori Observation Tower

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Terranova, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and finally snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vaasa online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Raippaluodon Silta
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): walk around Hupisaaret Park, then walk around Ainolan Puisto, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, engage your brain at Tietomaa, then admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Oulu planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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