20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Train
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Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport

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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Pentik Hill, then get outside with Karhunkierros, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

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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 20th (Mon): stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Hupisaaret Park, explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu attractions planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Makravaara Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and make a trip to Paateri.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park online trip builder.

Drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Finland travel guide

4.1
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."

Northern Ostrobothnia travel guide

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Ski Areas · Beaches · Flea Markets
Northern Ostrobothnia is a region of Finland. It borders the Finnish regions of Lapland, Kainuu, Northern Savonia, Central Finland and Central Ostrobothnia, as well as the Russian Republic of Karelia.

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.

North Karelia travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Landmarks · Gardens
North Karelia is a region in eastern Finland. It borders the regions of Kainuu, Northern Savonia, Southern Savonia and South Karelia, as well as Russia.The city of Joensuu is the capital of North Karelia.North Karelia is renowned among public health officials. In the 1960s Finland led industrialized nations in heart disease mortality rates; North Karelia had Finland's highest incidence. In 1972 a long-term project was undertaken which targeted this risk in North Karelia. The resulting improvement in public health is still considered remarkable, a model for the rest of the nation.MunicipalitiesThe region of North Karelia is made up of 13 municipalities, of which four have city status (marked in bold).Joensuu sub-region: Ilomantsi (5,693)Joensuu (74,475)Juuka (5,355)Kontiolahti (14,104)Liperi (12,288)Outokumpu (7,396)Polvijärvi (4,772) Central Karelia sub-region: Kitee (9,083)Rääkkylä (2,528)Tohmajärvi (4,975)Pielinen Karelia sub-region: Lieksa (12,568)Nurmes (8,358)Valtimo (2,438)

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