22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Yllasjarvi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Frankfurt in July, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Historic Sites
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Yllasjarvi

— 3 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sarestoniemi Museum and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pakasaivo and Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yllasjarvi: Muonio (Keimiotunturi Fell & Sarkitunturi).

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yllasjarvi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Yllasjarvi takes 2.5 hours. In July in Yllasjarvi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Juutua Nature Trail and Gold Prospector Museum. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Saariselka Reindeer Farm & Angry Birds Activity Park). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get outside with Lake Inari.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inari day trip site.

Getting from Yllasjarvi to Inari by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Inari are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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. On the 26th (Mon), walk around Hupisaaret Park and then admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Jyvaskyla

— 5 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art and The Craft Museum of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Toivolan Vanha Piha and Leivonmaki National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet (in Karstula) and Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, and admire the striking features of Kuokkalan kartano.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Jyvaskyla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Lahti.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:

Lahti

— 6 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Escape the urban bustle at Arboretum Mustila and Evo Hiking Area. Explore hidden gems such as World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahti: Riihimaki (Hunting Museum of Finland & Riihimaki Art Museum), Vaaksy Canal (in Asikkala) and The Finnish Railway Museum (in Hyvinkaa). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apulandia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, and brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti travel planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Lahti, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 8:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."