19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
ferry:  1​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Kuhmo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Tallinn

2
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.
Pack the 22nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki online trip builder .

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get your game on at Moomin World, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 25th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oulu sightseeing planning app .

You can fly from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. On the 29th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuhmo trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuhmo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 30th (Tue), you're off toJoensuu.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Pirunkirkko, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu trip app .

You can drive from Kuhmo to Joensuu in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Joensuu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, New Valamo Monastery
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): meet the residents at Korpikeidas, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and then make a trip to The Parikkala Sculpture Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online trip maker .

You can drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra Waterfall, Korpikeidas, Kerimaki Church, Kenkavero, The Parikkala Sculpture Park
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 5th (Mon), browse the collection at Seinajoki Library and then get in on the family fun at Powerpark. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Seinajoki Library, Powerpark
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

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