9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Shuttle to Venice, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Kokkola
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Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kittila
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner.

Trieste, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Trieste to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Trieste in August, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. You will leave for Kokkola on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Kokkola

— 1 night
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kokkola holiday planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Kokkola. In August in Kokkola, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Kokkola to Oulu in 3 hours. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Mon), enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Fun & Games · Parks
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Kittila

— 2 nights
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kittila travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kittila are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Museums

Side Trip

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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."