16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Kaukonen
— 1 night
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Ranua
— 2 nights
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Syote
— 1 night
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Isokyro
— 1 night
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Vaasa
— 4 nights

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Kaukonen

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kaukonen trip itinerary planner.

Kilpisjarvi to Kaukonen is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Kaukonen due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Kaukonen

Museums
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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, take in breathtaking views at Isokuru, and then hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla and then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kaukonen to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In August in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and then engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Ranua

— 2 nights
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranua Zoo.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ranua trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Ranua by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to Syote.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
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Syote

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Syote National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Syote trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ranua to Syote takes 1.5 hours. In August in Syote, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Syote

Parks · Nature
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Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then stroll around Hupisaaret Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the activities along Koitelinkoski.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Syote to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Isokyro.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Isokyro

— 1 night
Isokyrö is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Ostrobothnia region. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get a taste of local nightlife at Kyro Distillery Company and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Isokyro travel route planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Isokyro in 4 hours. In August in Isokyro, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Isokyro

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife
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Vaasa

— 4 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get outdoors at Hietasaaren uimaranta and Setterbergin Puisto. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mustasaaren kirkko and Tikanoja Art Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, see the interesting displays at Bragen ulkoilmamuseo, hike along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ojberget.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Isokyro to Vaasa in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."