13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
5
Lohjan Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Brussels

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Korouoma Canyon and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get in touch with nature at Kopara Reindeer Park and Poro Farmi. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brussels in July: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kemi

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 16th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, explore the activities along Kukkolankoski, then admire the striking features of Kemi Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Kukkolankoski
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Tornio Golf ©
Tornio Golf
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

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

Traveling by car from Kemi to Salla takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Salla are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get in touch with nature at Honkaniemi Beach and Linnansaari National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Utra Beach and Uhrihalkeama. There's still lots to do: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip itinerary website .

Drive from Salla to Joensuu in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Lohjan Island.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Linnansaari National Park
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Lohjan Island

Lohjan Island
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Paavolan Tammi.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lohjan Island vacation planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Lohjan Island. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lohjan Island

Parks Wildlife
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