16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Drive:  32​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Nordkapp Municipality

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Esplanadi Park as well as Hakaniemi Market. Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Ullanlinna. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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night
Porvoo

Porvoo
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Porvoo trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 19th (Fri), you're off toSavonlinna.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Museums Nature
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner .

Drive from Porvoo to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park holiday maker website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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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 22nd (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, then contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. On the next day, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then take an exotic tour of Feelapland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey maker website .

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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night
Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Salla trip maker site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In July in Salla, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Safaris
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Safaris

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night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 26th (Fri), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner .

You can drive from Salla to Levi in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Inari Reindeerfarm and then examine the collection at Siida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Inari sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida ©
Siida
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church