14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Buenos Aires
Fly + Drive:  32 h
1
Ivalo
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
2
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  21 h 30 min
End: Buenos Aires

1
night
Ivalo

Ivalo ©
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Ivalo trip maker tool.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Ivalo is an approximately 35- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Ivalo when traveling from Buenos Aires in August, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Ivalo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

3
nights
Kuusamo

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.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary website.

Drive from Ivalo to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. 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 Wildlife Nature
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

1
night
Oulu

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 find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oulu holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. 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 Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

1
night
Savonlinna

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

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. 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
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari

2
nights
Turku

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 ratings, photos, 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 do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. 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

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. 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

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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