17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 4 nights

4
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.
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 Kansallisgalleria. Venture out of the city with trips to Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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 °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
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, thenexamine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, thentake 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, thenexplore 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 °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, thenlook 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 °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

Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Gold Prospector Museum
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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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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, thenengage 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 °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland

4
nights
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 Communications Centre Lokki capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Olavinlinna Castle and Wolkoff House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti), Lammassaari Island (in Imatra) and Naisvuori Observation Tower (in Mikkeli). The adventure continues: take in the history at Salpa Line, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, get into the urban bustle at Art Centre Salmela, and make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Mikkeli, Kerimaki, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Art Centre Salmela
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko