14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Oulu
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step out of Oulu to go to Kemi and see Sampo Icebreaker, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

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Helsinki to Oulu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sampo Icebreaker, Haukipudas Church
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planner .

You can take a bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Sotkamo takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio itinerary maker site .

Getting from Sotkamo to Kuopio by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Nature
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Room Escape Games

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum, take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, and finally take in the views from Karkisten Silta.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla day trip planner .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland

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