13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Helsinki

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Kansallisgalleria. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip tool.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In November in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Room Escape Games
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 4th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, thensee the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, thenexamine the collection at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, thensee the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, and finally get outside with Superpark Oulu.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Oulu reach 1°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 6th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), thenadmire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, thenstop by Sampo Icebreaker, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. Venture out of the city with trips to Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online route planner.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kemi in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from -2°C by day to -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 12th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Inari are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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