16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
3
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
4
Hyrynsalmi
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights


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6
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.
Attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, walk around Sibelius Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Munich, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Helsinki is 1 hour. When traveling from Munich in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

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Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Tropiclandia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vaasa itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Tropiclandia ©
Tropiclandia

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Bring the kids along to Vuokatinvaara and Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti. Change things up with these side-trips from Sotkamo: Kajaani (Kajaani Castle ruins & Kajaani Church). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Sotkamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Hyrynsalmi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kajaani, Vuokatti
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

1
night
Hyrynsalmi

Hyrynsalmi
Hyrynsalmi is a municipality in Finland and is part of the Kainuu region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): add some fun to your beach time Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hyrynsalmi online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Hyrynsalmi takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hyrynsalmi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Hyrynsalmi

Adventure Winter Sports Parks
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3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus Office. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hyrynsalmi to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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