22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa attractions planning website.

Getting from Helsinki to Vaasa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Oulu Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. On your second day here, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then walk around Hupisaaret Park.

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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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 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 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. When in Kuusamo, make a side trip to see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma, approximately Juuma away. There's much more to do: get outside with Karhunkierros, contemplate the waterfront views at Wanha Raatesalmi, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online day trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Kajaani

— 2 nights
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 11th (Sun), get great views at Vuokatinvaara and then stroll through Hiukka. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then cast your line with Luonnollisesti Oulujarvi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kajaani holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Kajaani takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kajaani can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kajaani

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Joensuu

— 1 night
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu holiday builder tool.

Getting from Kajaani to Joensuu by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Parikkala.

Things to do in Joensuu

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

Parikkala

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Parikkala: Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju) and Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki).

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Parikkala online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Parikkala takes 2 hours. July in Parikkala sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Parikkala

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Riverside Park). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kouvola day trip planner.

Getting from Parikkala to Kouvola by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through The Esplanadi Park, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

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."