18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Kemi
— 1 night
3
Oulu
— 1 night
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
6
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
7
Porvoo
— 3 nights
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights

3
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Luosto Adventures and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, cast your line with a fishing tour, and wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker app.

Seattle, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Fishing Charters & Tours
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Kemi

Kemi ©
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 · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
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The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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Oulu

Oulu ©
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

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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Kuopio

Kuopio
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 · Outdoors
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 Puumalan Lake, 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. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Imatra, Puumalan Lake, Kummakivi Boulder
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
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 Riverside Park. Visit Söderskärin majakka and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Porvoo side-trips: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail and take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Porvoo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Hiidenkirnut, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Paavolan Tammi in Lohjan Island (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker.

Drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Paavolan Tammi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church