13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kajaani
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Oulu
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

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 moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

1
night
Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church, pause for some photo ops at Pietari Brahen Patsas, and then explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kajaani route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Kajaani. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kajaani

#Historic Sites
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Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Pietari Brahen Patsas ©
Pietari Brahen Patsas

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, parks, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oulu day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kajaani to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On your second day here, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
SantaPark ©
SantaPark

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