8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  6​h
1
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Imatra
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Riga

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Riga, Latvia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Riga - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Shopping
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Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu attractions planner .

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

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day
Imatra

Imatra ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lammassaari Island, 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 traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Imatra online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Imatra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 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
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, 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 photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Getting from Imatra to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
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 through Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, and then hike along Nyrolan luontopolku.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla attractions planning app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Nyrolan luontopolku
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

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Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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