16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hyrynsalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Munich


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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Munich, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. 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 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): cool off at Tropiclandia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa route planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Tropiclandia ©
Tropiclandia

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Attractions like Hiukka and Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Sotkamo side-trips: Kajaani (Kajaani Castle ruins & Kajaani Church). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. There's more to do: get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo online route maker .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Sotkamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hyrynsalmi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Kajaani
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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. On the 12th (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hyrynsalmi driving holiday tool .

Drive from Sotkamo to Hyrynsalmi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Hyrynsalmi

Winter Sports Adventure 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.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Safaris will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: see Santa Claus Office, get in on the family fun at SantaPark, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rovaniemi trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Hyrynsalmi to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office