12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Kuhmo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Helsinki


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1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In August, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Photography Tours

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, and then get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures.

Discover how to plan a Luosto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Luosto sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Luosto
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Luosto ©
Luosto
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jytky Hysky Sled Dog Camp. On the 16th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and then get a dose of the wild on Jytky Hysky Sled Dog Camp.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inari trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Jytky Hysky Sled Dog Camp ©
Jytky Hysky Sled Dog Camp

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Olavinlinna Castle and Tohmajarven kirkko. Step out of the city life by going to Kolovesi National Park and Siikalahti Wetland. Step out of Savonlinna to go to Kerimaki and see Salpa Line, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Savonlinna, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tohmajarven kirkko, Siikalahti Wetland, Salpa Line, Kolovesi National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

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 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
nights
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boreal Wildlife Centre and Wild Taiga. Get in touch with nature at Wilds Piira and Hiidenportti National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kuhmo trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Kuhmo. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Hiidenportti National Park
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

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