20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Attractions like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Linnanmaki Amusement Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, stop by Pien Shop & Bar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Teijo National Park, Arboretum Mustila
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko. Kerimaki Church and Paaskylahden kirkko will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Imatra (Imatra Waterfall, Lammassaari Island, &more), Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, and explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna holiday builder app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Punkaharju, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

4
nights
Koli National Park

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.
Visiting Ukko-Koli Hill and Paha-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori) and Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Pielinen.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tahko Farmi, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Family-friendly places like Nallikari Beach and Oulun Taidemuseo will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will get to explore Raahe Museum and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Haukipudas Church, Koitelinkoski
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

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 13th (Mon): get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Theme Parks
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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