18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 9 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Turku City Main Library, then examine the collection at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turku Kauppahalli, and finally get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku vacation trip planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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 30th (Wed): look for gifts at Sampokeskus, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at SantaPark and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Turku in August, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 1st (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, and then have fun at Tietomaa.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oulu tour planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Oulu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral and then make a trip to Satamankulma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio City Hall, admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio custom trip planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Kuopio sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Spas Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kuopio Art Museum ©
Kuopio Art Museum
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

9
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kuopio to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

Similar Plans

4 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM FINLAND April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans