9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start your trip to Oulu by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Helsinki to Oulu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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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 2nd (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Vaasa on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a splash at Tropiclandia, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then examine the collection at Terranova, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa road trip website.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Vaasa

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip website.

You can fly from Vaasa to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.