9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Oulu
— 1 night
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Seattle

1
night
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 (Mon): take a stroll through Katajanokka and then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki route app .

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

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Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum, explore the world behind art at K.H. Renlund Museum, then take a stroll through Neristan (Old Wooden Town), then see the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, and finally see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kokkola route website .

Drive from Turku to Kokkola in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Kokkola are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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K.H. Renlund Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 16th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu vacation planner .

Getting from Kokkola to Oulu by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

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Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Safaris

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy and then experience rural life at Poro Farmi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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