15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

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Fly
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kuusamo
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Kemijarvi
— 2 nights
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Kuopio

— 3 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Heinavesi (New Valamo Monastery & Lintula Convent) and Koli National Park (Uhrihalkeama, Ukko-Koli Hill, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio journey planner.

Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 20th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli, and then stroll through Venajanhiekka.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kuopio to Sotkamo in 3 hours. August in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Oulu

— 3 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, engage your brain at Tietomaa, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, and walk around Ainolan Puisto.

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

You can drive from Sotkamo to Oulu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Kuusamo

— 4 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kuusamo side-trips: The Silent People (in Suomussalmi) and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Karhunkierros, relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, and explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Kemijarvi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

Kemijarvi

— 2 nights
Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Luosto Adventures, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi, and finally take in the history at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kemijarvi trip planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Kemijarvi by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Kemijarvi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kemijarvi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."