23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
2
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
3
Muonio
— 3 nights
4
Simo
— 1 night
5
Oulu
— 5 nights
6
Inari
— 5 nights

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online route maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of Kuusamo to go to Juuma and see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, which is approximately 38 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: get outside with Karhunkierros, identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Kuusamo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

3
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Muonio: Enontekio (Jyppyra lookout & Enontekio Church). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Sarkitunturi, steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Muonio road trip site.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Muonio in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Muonio are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Simo.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Enontekio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages

1
night
Simo

Simo ©
On the 2nd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Simo travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Simo takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Simo

Parks Wildlife
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

5
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Kalajoki (Jukupark Kalajoki & Maakalla). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, walk around Ainolan Puisto, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and engage your brain at Tietomaa.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Simo to Oulu in 1.5 hours. August in Oulu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalajoki, Haukipudas Church, Koitelinkoski
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Urho Kekkonen National Park, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and head outdoors with Lake Inari.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inari road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oulu in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Inari. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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