8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Savonlinna
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Sodankyla
— 1 night
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Vaasa
— 1 night
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Olavinlinna Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna itinerary site.

Espoo to Savonlinna is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Satamankulma as well as Kuopio Market City Hall. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature
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Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Julma Olkky as well as Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo online journey planner.

Fly from Kuopio to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
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Sodankyla

— 1 night
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sodankyla trip planning tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Sodankyla by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Sodankyla sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Parks · Nature
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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hupisaaret Park as well as Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and then stroll around Hupisaaret Park.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Oulu tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Sodankyla to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): cool off at Tropiclandia and then stroll through Hietasaaren uimaranta. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Vaasa road trip tool.

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
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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."