15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, then visit Sampo Icebreaker, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kemi tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

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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 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. On the next day, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Oulu online route planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Oulu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 19th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Kuopio Harbor, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Oulu to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 21st (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and then explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta route planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Lappeenranta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

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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.
Kids will enjoy Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

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."