9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Train
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Inari
— 2 nights
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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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip site.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Paris to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then walk around Hupisaaret Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

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Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. August in Inari sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."