13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Viitasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hailuoto
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
5
Vuokatti
— 1 day
Drive
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Kajaani
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere

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Viitasaari

— 2 nights
Viitasaari is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Central Finland region. Discover out-of-the-way places like Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet and Nestori. Explore Viitasaari's surroundings by going to Kirkkovuori Nature Observation Tower (in Karstula) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). It doesn't end there: stroll through Sahis Aki resort.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Viitasaari day trip planner.

Tampere to Viitasaari is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Viitasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Hailuoto.

Things to do in Viitasaari

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Hailuoto

— 2 nights
Hailuoto is an island and a municipality in Northern Ostrobothnia region, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for gifts at Luovon Puoji and then take in panoramic vistas at Marjaniemi Lighthouse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hailuoto online holiday planner.

Getting from Viitasaari to Hailuoto by car takes about 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Hailuoto

Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, pedal to the sights with Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then stroll around Hupisaaret Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stroll through Nallikari Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oulu online vacation planner.

Getting from Hailuoto to Oulu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Oulu to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Vuokatti

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Vuokatti Safaris.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vuokatti journey tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Vuokatti takes 3 hours. August in Vuokatti sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kajaani.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Kajaani

— 3 nights
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kajaani Church. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paltaniemi Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kajaani itinerary planner.

Kajaani is just a short distance from Vuokatti. In August in Kajaani, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pikkukirkko and Olavinlinnan Musta Passi. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, examine the collection at S/S Salama, and get a taste of the local shopping with Savonlinna Market Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Kajaani to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."