20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train
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Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 3 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Drive to Hong Kong

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Turku — 6 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Helsinki (Statue of J V Snellmann, Helsinki Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Turku is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in August: high temperatures in Turku hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.
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Tampere — 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Palander House & Hameenlinna Art Museum) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online route planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.
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Oulu — 3 nights

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Ainolan Puisto, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and stroll through Nallikari Beach.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.
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Kuopio — 2 nights

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 15th (Mon), explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, and finally make a trip to Satamankulma. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.
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Mikkeli — 3 nights

Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Rapio Mill (in Juva) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: get great views at Neitvuori, make a trip to Kenkavero, see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Communications Centre Lokki.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mikkeli when traveling from Kuopio in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Finland travel guide

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Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."
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