8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
bus:  45​min
1
Porvoo
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
End: Helsinki

few
hours
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 20th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fredrika Runebergs Park, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Porvoo trip maker app .

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, get in on the family fun at Punkaharjun Kesamaa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

Make your Savonlinna itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oulu day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Oulu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): experience the excitement of Feelapland, stop by LAURI, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker .

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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.
On the 26th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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