8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
Train
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Imatra
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Imatra
— 1 day
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stop by Your Piece Of Finland and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rovaniemi using our trip planner.

Riga, Latvia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Riga in July: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 6th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and then walk around Hupisaaret Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu tour itinerary maker.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Imatra

— 1 day
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Imatra planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Imatra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Imatra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then don't miss a visit to University of Jyvaskyla, and then hike along Nyrolan luontopolku.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla day trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Kimito Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stroll through Archipelago National Park.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Kimito Island holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

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."