9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 day
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kuusamo
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Train
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Czech Republic, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park and then examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then explore and take pictures at Puijo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Kouvola to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kuusamo when traveling from Kuopio in August, with lows around 10°C. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

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 24th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
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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. On the 25th (Wed), admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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

You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

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."