8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kalajoki
— 1 night
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
3
Muonio
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

1
night
Kalajoki

Kalajoki ©
Kalajoki is a coastal town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a splash at Jukupark Kalajoki. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Raahe Museum and then get outside with Maakalla.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kalajoki itinerary maker website.

Helsinki to Kalajoki is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July in Kalajoki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kalajoki

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Raahe Museum
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Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Maakalla ©
Maakalla

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 11th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, walk around Ainolan Puisto, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, and finally examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oulu tour website.

You can drive from Kalajoki to Oulu in 2 hours. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

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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. On the 13th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Sarkitunturi, then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, then explore the activities along Pakasaivo, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Muonio vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Muonio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Muonio when traveling from Oulu in July, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Sarkitunturi ©
Sarkitunturi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Syvasenvaara Fell and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Attractions like Ranua Zoo and Rovaniemi Local History Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Muonio to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

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