16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kajaani
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
7
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and then examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online trip itinerary maker .

Jerusalem, Israel to Kouvola is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in August; daily highs in Kouvola reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pielisen Museum and Uhrihalkeama. Step out of the city life by going to Akka-Koli Hill and Herajarvi Hiking Trail. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lieksa travel planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Lieksa by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kajaani art museum, step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins, pause for some serene contemplation at Paltaniemi Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Kajaani Church, then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, and finally perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kajaani sightseeing planner.

Drive from Lieksa to Kajaani in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Paltaniemi Church
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Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Kajaani art museum ©
Kajaani art museum

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy and then identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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

Traveling by car from Kajaani to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 21st (Wed), trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): head outdoors with Lake Inari and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail.

Before you visit Inari, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Inari sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 23rd (Fri), get great views at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then examine the collection at Stundars Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Hiidenkirnut in Askola, approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vantaa, Hiidenkirnut, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral