18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Kuopio
— Few hours
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Suomussalmi
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Levi
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
9
Oulu
— 1 night
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Vaasa
— 1 night
11
Turku
— 1 night
12
Hanko
— 2 nights
13
Helsinki
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Minneapolis, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Helsinki. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in July, with highs in Helsinki at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Museums

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National Park
Nuuksio National Park
4.7
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Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
4.2

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 12th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums
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Specialty Museum
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
4.3
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Observation Deck
Puijo Tower
4.4
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Government Building
Kuopio Market City Hall
4.5

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Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Suomussalmi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Suomussalmi takes 4 hours. You will leave for Kuusamo on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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3
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Karhunkierros and The Predator Center in Kuusamo. Change things up with a short trip to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma (about 38 minutes away). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip app.

Getting from Suomussalmi to Kuusamo by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
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Ski Area
Ruka
4.4

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

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Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Gold Prospector Museum
4.4

1
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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Levi journey planning tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours
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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
4.4

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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 19th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation maker.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
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Safari
Safaris
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History Museum
Arktikum
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, and finally walk around Hupisaaret Park.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Architectural Building
Oulu Cathedral
4.2

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 21st (Sun), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Vaasa road trip app.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Turku

Turku
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You'll set off for Hanko on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Teijo National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanko trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Turku to Hanko by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Hanko, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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National Park
Teijo National Park
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Hiking Trail
Tulliniemi Nature Path
4.2

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hanko to Helsinki in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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