18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Kouvola
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Rovaniemi


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2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and then ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip builder .

Helsinki to Akaslompolo is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect Akaslompolo to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center) and Taatsin seita (in Kittila).

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka journey planning site .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Inari, Taatsin seita
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Taatsin seita ©
Taatsin seita

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visit German Soldier s Cemetery and Church of Sodankyla for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pello to see Maupertuis Memorial about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route planning site .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Historic Sites Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Maupertuis Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 3rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

Start your trip to Tampere by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. On the 5th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Era Eero, and then don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lieksa trip website .

Getting from Tampere to Lieksa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. September in Lieksa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lieksa

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Era Eero ©
Era Eero
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and then explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna route planning tool .

Drive from Lieksa to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
Highlights from your plan
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kouvola trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Woikosken Automuseo, Cathedral of Porvoo
Highlights from your plan
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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