15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  8​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kemijarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Kajaani
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
10
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Zurich

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Fri), get a taste of life in the country at Poro Farmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In August, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Zurich - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Kemijarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Kemijarvi

Kemijarvi
Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland. On the 17th (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kemijarvi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemijarvi takes 1.5 hours. August in Kemijarvi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Kemijarvi

Historic Sites
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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

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Traveling by car from Kemijarvi to Kemi takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): walk around Ainolan Puisto, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Kemi to Oulu in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, see the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, then explore the world behind art at K.H. Renlund Museum, then steep yourself in history at Neristan (Old Wooden Town), and finally examine the collection at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum.

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You can drive from Oulu to Kokkola in 3 hours. In August in Kokkola, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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K.H. Renlund Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)

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Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paltaniemi Church, explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins, admire the masterpieces at Kajaani art museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church, then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, and finally perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kajaani road trip site .

You can drive from Kokkola to Kajaani in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Paltaniemi Church
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Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara
Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and finally make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Joensuu journey builder .

You can drive from Kajaani to Joensuu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna attractions planner.

Drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 24th (Sat), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, then have fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere vacation app .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): browse the collection at Turku City Library, make a trip to Naantali Old Town, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take a memorable tour with Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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 28th (Wed): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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