13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kuopio
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Kuhmo
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Kajaani
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  10​h
End: Helsinki

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning app .

Helsinki to Lappeenranta is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Popular historic sites such as Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko are in your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kitee Zoo and Visulahti. Venture out of the city with trips to Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, and contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna travel planning site .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parikkala, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kitee Zoo, Kerimaki Church, Visulahti
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

few
hours
Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Nature

1
day
Kuhmo

Kuhmo
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuhmo trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Kuhmo takes 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Kajaani on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife Tours Parks

1
night
Kajaani

Kajaani ©
For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kajaani online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Kajaani takes 2 hours. In August in Kajaani, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Kajaani art museum ©
Kajaani art museum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Popular historic sites such as Rovaniemi Church and Maupertuis Memorial are in your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Pilke Science Centre. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see Santa Claus Office.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kajaani to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maupertuis Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then get outside with Lake Inari, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

few
hours
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
On the 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square and then experience the excitement of Feelapland.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

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