20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Hanko
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 1 night
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
5
Oulu
— 1 night
6
Kittila
— 1 night
7
Kemijarvi
— Few hours
8
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
9
Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
10
Kajaani
— 1 night
11
Savonlinna
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Minneapolis, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Helsinki. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in July, with highs in Helsinki at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanko holiday planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Hanko by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Hanko, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Teijo National Park
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Fri), have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hanko to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Turku are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Powerpark (in Harma) and Kyr0 Distillery Company (in Isokyro). Spend the 15th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and make a splash at Tropiclandia.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Powerpark, Kyr0 Distillery Company
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company

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night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, walk around Ainolan Puisto, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, thendon't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oulu route planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. July in Oulu sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

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night
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kittila trip planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Kittila in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Kittila are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Kemijarvi.

Things to do in Kittila

Adventure Tours Parks

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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hours
Kemijarvi

Kemijarvi
Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland. On the 18th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kemijarvi travel route planner.

Drive from Kittila to Kemijarvi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kemijarvi

Historic Sites
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3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Karhunkierros and Kiutakongas Rapids. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kemijarvi to Kuusamo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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nights
Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hossa National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Suomussalmi route planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Suomussalmi takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks Nature
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Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park

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Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins, thenperfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kajaani vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Suomussalmi to Kajaani takes 2 hours. July in Kajaani sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kajaani

Theme Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vuokatti
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Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Visiting Lempukka Beach and Punkaharju Ridge will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Imatra (Lammassaari Island & Imatra Waterfall). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kajaani to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Linnansaari National Park, Punkaharju Ridge, Kerimaki Church
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

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