8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Savonlinna
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Olavinlinna Castle as well as Pikkukirkko. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna sightseeing planner.

Espoo to Savonlinna is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive 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 Kuopio Market City Hall as well as Satamankulma. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks
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Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Julma Olkky has been added to your itinerary.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip maker tool.

You can fly from Kuopio to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature · Parks
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Urho Kekkonen National Park. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Saariselka road trip planning site.

Getting from Kuusamo to Saariselka by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. July in Saariselka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Sodankyla

— 1 night
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sodankyla trip planning app.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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. On the 27th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hupisaaret Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Sodankyla to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa online vacation planner.

Drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
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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."