22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kajaani
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive
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Parikkala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 1 night

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Paraguay, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then walk around Ainolan Puisto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hupisaaret Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu holiday planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of Kuusamo with an excursion to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Karhunkierros, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, experience rural life at Wanha Raatesalmi, and relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Kajaani

— 2 nights
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 4th (Wed), get great views at Vuokatinvaara and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then cast your line with Luonnollisesti Oulujarvi.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kajaani road trip planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Kajaani by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kajaani can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kajaani

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Joensuu

— 1 night
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Joensuu trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Kajaani to Joensuu in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Joensuu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Parikkala.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Parikkala

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Parikkala: Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki) and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju).

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Parikkala trip planner.

Getting from Joensuu to Parikkala by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Parikkala

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Riverside Park). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. It doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

Start your trip to Kouvola by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Parikkala to Kouvola takes 2.5 hours. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."