17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatorifor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stromforsin Ruukki. Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary tool.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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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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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Oulu online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo

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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 30th (Thu): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip planning tool.

Fly from Oulu to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Inari when traveling from Oulu in August, with lows around 46°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Let the collections at Johanna Oras Art Gallery and Wolkoff House Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Olavinlinna Castle and Lappeen Marian kirkko. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti), Mikkeli (Naisvuori Observation Tower & Communications Centre Lokki) and Lammassaari Island (in Imatra). Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Salpa Line, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, get to know the resident critters at Kitee Zoo, and look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko