13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Joensuu
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lohjan Island
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Lohjan Island
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyha-Luosto National Park and Korouoma Canyon. Get in touch with nature at Auttikongas and Photography Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Kopara Reindeer Park in Luosto (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, and get your game on at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route maker site.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

2
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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 15th (Mon), head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto and then play a few rounds at Tornio Golf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski, then admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kemi day trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

1
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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Salla takes 3.5 hours. July in Salla sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ukko-Koli Hill and Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden. Step out of the city life by going to Linnansaari National Park and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli National Park (Uhrihalkeama & Rasavaara Observation tower). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Utra Beach and kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Salla to Joensuu by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lohjan Island.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

1
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Lohjan Island

On the 21st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Paavolan Tammi.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lohjan Island trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Lohjan Island. In July, daytime highs in Lohjan Island are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lohjan Island

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."