16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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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 17th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the next day, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder.

Durham, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and then get curious at Tietomaa. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, walk around Ainolan Puisto, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oulu trip planning website.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Petajavesi Old Church, then hike along Nyrolan luontopolku, then learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Oulu to Jyvaskyla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. July in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Petajavesi Old Church
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha
Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola travel planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Kouvola by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Woikosken Automuseo
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola ©
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

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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 (Mon), contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere route builder tool.

You can drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
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.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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