9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Kokkola
— 1 night
4
Oulu
— 1 night
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), wander the streets of 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, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Helsinki. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum, admire the masterpieces at K.H. Renlund Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), then see the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum, and finally examine the collection at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kokkola route builder.

You can drive from Turku to Kokkola in 6 hours. Another option is to 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) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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K.H. Renlund Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum ©

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oulu day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kokkola to Oulu in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 17th (Sat), explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Oulu to Kuusamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature · Parks
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy and then stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish 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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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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