16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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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, Norway

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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. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Temppeliaukio Church. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, stop by Katajanokka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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.
For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo day trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Savonlinna.

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.
On the 19th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip builder website.

You can drive from Porvoo to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can 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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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. 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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

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

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then take a memorable tour with Feelapland.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Salla

Salla
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salla trip maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Salla by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Salla, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 26th (Fri), you're off to Levi.

Things to do in Salla

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

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You can drive from Salla to Levi in 4 hours. In July in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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