19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
5
Kuhmo
— 2 nights
6
Joensuu
— 3 nights
7
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
8
Vaasa
— 3 nights

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. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), get your game on at Moomin World, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Naantali Old Town, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku holiday planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time 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
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
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), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, thenstroll around Ainolan Puisto, thenexamine the collection 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, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, thenstroll around Hupisaaret Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu online itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Oulu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

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

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, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, thenHead underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
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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 find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuhmo holiday maker app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuhmo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel to Joensuu.

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. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Pirunkirkko, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Joensuu attractions planning app.

Drive from Kuhmo to Joensuu in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Joensuu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 2nd (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Korpikeidas, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at 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, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenappreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °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 Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kenkavero, Korpikeidas, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Imatra Waterfall
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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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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Mon), get lost in a book at Seinajoki Library and then get in on the family fun at Powerpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Seinajoki Library, Powerpark
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

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