18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Kemi
— 1 night
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Luosto Adventures and Arctic Emotions Oy will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, see Santa Claus Office, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in June; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 60°F and lows reach 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kemi online visit planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kemi are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 25th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, and finally walk around Hupisaaret Park.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oulu driving holiday app.

Getting from Kemi to Oulu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Oulu are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally trek along Saaristokatu.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park, and then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church and then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Lake Saimaa, then make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Porvoo

— 3 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Get in touch with nature at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Hiidenvuori. Visit Söderskärin majakka and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Porvoo side-trips: Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Riverside Park, &more), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki).

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Porvoo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Porvoo are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Paavolan Tammi. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."