14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Ivalo
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Ivalo

Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ivalo online itinerary planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Ivalo is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Ivalo. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Ivalo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 7th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky, and then identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then get outside with Karhunkierros, and then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary website.

Drive from Ivalo to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll around Hupisaaret Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and then stroll through Nallikari Beach. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oulu holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna travel route website.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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."