20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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4
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Helsinki

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Attractions like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Pack the 31st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach and stop by Pien Shop & Bar.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and 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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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 Imatra Waterfall. Kerimaki Church and Pikkukirkko will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju), Imatra (Lammassaari Island & Malonsaari) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and get all the information you need at Riihisaari.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip planning app.

Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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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 Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Paha-Koli Hill and Venajanhiekka. When in Koli National Park, make a side trip to see Tahko Farmi in Tahkovuori, approximately Tahkovuori away. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

3
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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 Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, and pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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, then explore 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 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
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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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