12-Day Finland Road Trip from Rovaniemi to Ruka, Kajaani, Jyvaskyla, Tampere, Kokkola, and Oulu

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12 days & 11 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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12 days included
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Explore the best of Finland on a 12-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Rovaniemi, Ruka, Suomussalmi, Kajaani, Siilinjärvi, Kuopio, Jyvaskyla, Tiihala, Raikku, Lempäälä, Tampere, Seinäjoki, Ylistaro, Kokkola, Oulu, and Kiiminki. This road trip itinerary in Finland seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Finland takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 2 nights in Rovaniemi, 1 night in Ruka, 1 night in Kajaani, 1 night in Jyvaskyla, 3 nights in Tampere, 1 night in Kokkola, and 2 nights in Oulu. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Finland. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Rovaniemi, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Finland on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Finland. Santa Claus Village and Museum Centre Vapriikki are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Rovaniemi, Ruka, Suomussalmi, Kajaani, Siilinjärvi, Kuopio, Jyvaskyla, Tiihala, Raikku, Lempäälä, Tampere, Seinäjoki, Ylistaro, Kokkola, Oulu, and Kiiminki, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Finland. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Finland.

Throughout your road trip in Finland, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Finland.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Finland fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Finland today!

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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Raikku
Siilinjärvi
Ylistaro
Rovaniemi Finland, panorama of the city with Kemijoki river in the back and Ounasvaara fell with the city heart at the left.Rovaniemi / 2 nights
Kajaani - city in FinlandKajaani / 1 night
Oulu Finland Aerial landscape photo.Oulu / 2 nights
Kiiminki
Kuopio - city in FinlandKuopio
photo of beautiful view of Finnish landscape with trees in snow, ruka, karelia, lapland, hilly winter landscapes in famous winter sports area called Ruka.Ruka / 1 night
Tiihala
Suomussalmi
Kokkola - city in FinlandKokkola / 1 night
Jyväskylä - city in FinlandJyväskylä / 1 night
South Ostrobothnia - region in FinlandSouth Ostrobothnia
Lempäälä
Aerial view of the Tampere city at sunset. Tampella building. View over Tammerkoski river in warm sunlight.Tampere / 3 nights

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Attractions

Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, Rovaniemen seutukunta, Lapland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSanta Claus Village
Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandPyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower
Photo of Vapriikki Museum, Tampella building. View over Tammerkoski river in warm sunlight, Tampere, Finland.Museum Centre Vapriikki
Photo of Scene of Kuopio Market Square, with stalls, the town hall, locals and visitors, in Kuopio, Finland.Kuopio Market Square
Finlayson Factory Area, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandFinlayson Factory Area
SärkänniemiSärkänniemi
Hatanpää Park Arboretum, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandHatanpää Park Arboretum
Koskipuisto ParkKoskipuisto
Santa Claus Office, Rovaniemi, Rovaniemen seutukunta, Lapland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSanta Claus Office
Vehoniemi Automobile Museum, Kangasala, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandVehoniemi automobile museum
Moomin Museum, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandMoomin Museum
Oulu market squareOulu market square
Tietomaa Science CentreTietomaa Science Centre
Raatteen Portti, Suomussalmi, Kehys-Kainuun seutukunta, Kainuu, Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandRaate Gate
Angry Birds Playground, Rovaniemi, Rovaniemen seutukunta, Lapland, Mainland Finland, FinlandAngry Birds Playground
MobiliaMobilia
Näsi Park, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandNäsi Park
Kajaani Castle Ruins, Kajaani, Kajaanin seutukunta, Kainuu, Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKajaani Castle Ruins
Wanha Markki, Seinäjoki, Seinäjoen seutukunta, South Ostrobothnia, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandWanha Markki
Lordi's Square, Rovaniemi, Rovaniemen seutukunta, Lapland, Mainland Finland, FinlandLordi's Square
Photo of Oulu Market Hall, Finland.Oulu Market Hall
Kasurila, Siilinjärvi, Kuopio sub-region, North Savo, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKasurila
Valkeisenlammen puisto
The Oulu Museum Of Art, Oulu, Oulun seutukunta, North Ostrobothnia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandThe Oulu Museum Of Art
The Quiet People - The Silent People, Suomussalmi, Kehys-Kainuun seutukunta, Kainuu, Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandThe Quiet People - The Silent People
Photo of Hollihaka Park Oulu outdoor gym in winter at night, Finland.Hollihaka Park Oulu outdoor gym
Santa's Post Office, Rovaniemi, Rovaniemen seutukunta, Lapland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSanta's Post Office
University of Oulu Botanical Gardens, Oulu, Oulun seutukunta, North Ostrobothnia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandUniversity of Oulu Botanical Gardens
Oulu Automobile Museum, Oulu, Oulun seutukunta, North Ostrobothnia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandOulu Automobile Museum
Hapelähde Park, Kuopio, Kuopio sub-region, North Savo, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandHapelähde Park
Nallikari Lighthouse, Oulu, Oulun seutukunta, North Ostrobothnia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandNallikari Lighthouse
Lakeuden Risti ChurchLakeuden Risti Church
photo of an empty Nallikari beach at morning in Oulu, Finland.Nallikari beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Oulu, Oulun seutukunta, North Ostrobothnia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKierikki Stone Age Centre
Turkansaari Open-air museumTurkansaari Open Air Museum
Rotuaarin pallo, Oulu, Oulun seutukunta, North Ostrobothnia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandRotuaarin pallo
Mannerheim park, Oulu, Oulun seutukunta, North Ostrobothnia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandMannerheim park
Photo of beautiful river scenery with cliffs, forest and rapids in Koitelinkoski in Oulu, Finland.Koitelinkoski
Saint Birgit Church, Lempäälä, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSaint Birgit Church
Ylistaro churchYlistaro Church
Vehoniemi Observation Tower, Kangasala, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandVehoniemi observation tower
Musical Forest

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Day 1

Day 1 – Rovaniemi - arrival day

  • Rovaniemi - Arrival day
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  • Angry Birds Playground
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Welcome to Rovaniemi, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Finland! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 1 night immersing yourself in Rovaniemi's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Rovaniemi is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Angry Birds Playground or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Find your way to your hotel in Rovaniemi. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Finland. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Rovaniemi. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Ravintola Roka Street Bistro, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Bull Bar and Grill? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Gustav Kitchen & Bar as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Rovaniemi.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Pub Pisto, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Oliver's Corner Irish Pub is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Paha Kurki Rockhouse is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

Raise a toast to the start of your 12-day road trip in Finland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Rovaniemi, and Ruka

  • Ruka
  • Rovaniemi
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Drive 201 km, 2 hours 24 min

  • Santa Claus Village
  • Santa Claus Office
  • Santa's Post Office
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 2 of your road trip in Finland. Today, you will make 1 stop and experience some of the highlights of Rovaniemi. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Ruka, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Drop by the renowned Santa Claus Village. This popular amusement park has been rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 25,448 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Santa Claus Office. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,942 visitors, this sightseeing destination deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Santa's Post Office. This sightseeing destination has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 747 reviews.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Ruka, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Ruka. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the village, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Have a fantastic dining experience at Ski Booster - Bar - Cafe - Grill, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Hanki Baari offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, RUOK is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Ruka.

Celebrate another amazing day of your road trip adventure in Finland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Ruka, Suomussalmi, and Kajaani

  • Kajaani
  • Suomussalmi
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Drive 307 km, 3 hours 47 min

  • The Quiet People - The Silent People
  • Raate Gate
  • Musical Forest
  • Kajaani Castle Ruins
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On day 3 of your road trip in Finland, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Suomussalmi, and Kajaani. In the evening, you’ll end up in Kajaani, where you will stay for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Suomussalmi and hit the road. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Suomussalmi beckons with new experiences!

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Hiljaisen Kansan tilataideteos (The Silent People). This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 750 visitors.

When you’re finished at Hiljaisen Kansan tilataideteos (The Silent People), head to Raate Gate. This one-of-a-kind local museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,712 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Musical Forest. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 127 visitors.

When you arrive in Kajaani, it's time to take a break from the road.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Kajaani Castle Ruins. This point of interest is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Kajaani, with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,031 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Kajaani, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Kajaani. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Don’t miss out on dining at Taukopaikka Nuottijärvi, a top-rated dining destination in Kajaani. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Pancho Villa, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Peevee Bar Oy. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Kajaani this evening.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Bar Jussila (T:mi Juha J. Immonen), a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Restaurant Saint Kukko, a bar that offers unique local touches.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Finland!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Kajaani, Siilinjärvi, Kuopio, and Jyvaskyla

  • Jyväskylä
  • Siilinjärvi
  • Kuopio
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Drive 321 km, 4 hours 4 min

  • Kasurila
  • Hapelähde Park
  • Kuopio Market Square
  • Valkeisenlammen puisto
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On day 4 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Finland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Siilinjärvi, and Kuopio. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Jyvaskyla, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Siilinjärvi. This car ride takes around 1 hour 49 min.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Kasurila. This village is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 830 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Kuopio, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Siilinjärvi to Kuopio may take around 18 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Kuopio, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Hapelähde Park. This park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 556 reviews.

Continue your journey at Kuopio Market Square. This market square is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,576 travelers from near and far.

Kuopio is also the home of Valkeisenlammen puisto. This park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 800 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Jyvaskyla. Jyvaskyla offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Jyvaskyla's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Make sure to reserve a table at Ravintola Teerenpeli, an iconic dining spot in Jyvaskyla. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Figaro Restaurant, a popular restaurant in Jyvaskyla. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Restaurant Frans & Sandra, a hidden gem nestled in Jyvaskyla. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Matsi Bar, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Poppari provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Harry's offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Finland and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Jyvaskyla, Tiihala, Raikku, Lempäälä, and Tampere

  • Tampere
  • Tiihala
  • Raikku
  • Lempäälä
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Drive 220 km, 2 hours 58 min

  • Mobilia
  • Vehoniemi automobile museum
  • Vehoniemi observation tower
  • Saint Birgit Church
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Dive into day 5 of your remarkable road trip in Finland. Today you will explore Tiihala, Raikku, and Lempäälä, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Tampere. You’ll stay here for 3 nights.

Tiihala’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Jyvaskyla behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 49 min. Tiihala welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Take the opportunity to see Mobilia. This attraction has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,497 visitors.

Set your GPS to Raikku and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 7 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Raikku beckons with new experiences!

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Vehoniemi automobile museum. This automobile museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,148 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Vehoniemi observation tower. This observation tower has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 189 reviews.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Tampere, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Tampere's best restaurants.

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Vaakon Nakki, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Sailor's Bar & Grill offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Zeytuun. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Tampere.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Thrasherie Bar, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Huurupiilo, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Moro Sky Bar likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Finland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Tampere

  • Tampere
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Drive 9 km, 38 min

  • Hatanpää Park Arboretum
  • Moomin Museum
  • Koskipuisto
  • Museum Centre Vapriikki
  • Finlayson Factory Area
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Day 6 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Tampere has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Tampere by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Make Hatanpää Park Arboretum one of your first sightseeing stops in Tampere. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,864 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Moomin Museum is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This museum is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,592 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Koskipuisto. This park has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,840 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Museum Centre Vapriikki and find out why 185,000 people visit this spot every year. A trip to this popular museum is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.6 out of 5-star rating as given by 6,185 previous visitors.

Another top place to visit is Finlayson Area. This point of interest enjoys an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 5,162 local and international travelers.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Tampere, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Tampere below.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Tampere. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Shanghai Chinese Restaurant, a top-rated dining spot in Tampere. If you're in the mood for something new, try Ravintola Coussicca, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Koskikeskus. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Tampere.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Bar K, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Kievari Kahdet Kasvot is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Save File - Pelaajan Olohuone also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Say good night to Tampere and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Finland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Tampere

  • Tampere
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Drive 14 km, 34 min

  • Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower
  • Särkänniemi
  • Näsi Park
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Day 7 of your road trip across Finland promises a magnificent time exploring Tampere. You have 1 night left in Tampere. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower. This cafe is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,254 visitors.

Särkänniemi is another popular attraction you could visit today. This amusement park has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 5,050 visitors.

Näsi Park is also highly recommended by travelers. This park has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,319 visitors.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Finland that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Tampere has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. Scroll down and select tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Tampere's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Savor the flavors at Bar Inez, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Museokeskus Vapriikki beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Café Pispala. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Tampere tonight.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Alanya Bar is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Majava Baari Tampere, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Pub Golden Monkey. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Finland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Tampere, Seinäjoki, Ylistaro, and Kokkola

  • Kokkola
  • South Ostrobothnia
  • Ylistaro
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Drive 330 km, 4 hours 21 min

  • Lakeuden Risti Church
  • Ylistaro Church
  • Wanha Markki
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 8 of your road trip in Finland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Seinäjoki, and Ylistaro. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Kokkola. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Tampere, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Seinäjoki may take around 2 hours 18 min. Upon your arrival in Seinäjoki, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Kick off the day at Cross of the Plains Church, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This church is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 444 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Seinäjoki, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Ylistaro. Your travel time is around 26 min.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Ylistaro Church. This much-appreciated church building is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 239 reviews.

Next up is Wanha Markki. This point of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 866 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Kokkola, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As you explore more of Kokkola, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Cafe Eden, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Miyabi Sushi? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Korvgörans as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Kokkola.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Oluthuone Huismann offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Karaoke Bar Jolene Kokkola is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Finland!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Kokkola, and Oulu

  • Oulu
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Drive 206 km, 2 hours 43 min

  • Oulu Automobile Museum
  • Tietomaa Science Centre
  • The Oulu Museum Of Art
  • Rotuaarin pallo
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your road trip in Finland. Today, you will make 1 stop and experience some of the highlights of Oulu. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Oulu, which will be your home away from home for 2 nights.

After soaking in Kokkola’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Oulu. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 2 hours 24 min. When you arrive in Oulu, it's time to take a break from the road.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Oulu Automobile Museum, a remarkable automobile museum where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 585 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Tietomaa Science Centre. This museum has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,866 travelers.

Oulu Art Museum is another must-visit attraction. This renowned cafe offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars by 807 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Beyond the above-mentioned sites, you also have the opportunity to visit Rotuaarin pallo. This well-loved sightseeing destination boasts a 4 out of 5-star rating from 431 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Oulu. Oulu offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Oulu. Enjoy a satisfying meal that will recharge you for tonight's adventures.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Frans & Camille Bistro, a top-rated dining destination in Oulu. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Koivurannan kahvila, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Sauraha. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Oulu this evening.

Keep the evening going at Pub Graali, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Leskinen, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is 1bar, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Finland.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Oulu, and Kiiminki

  • Oulu
  • Kiiminki
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Drive 149 km, 2 hours 37 min

  • Kierikki Stone Age Centre
  • Koitelinkoski
  • Oulu market square
  • Oulu Market Hall
  • Turkansaari Open Air Museum
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Day 10 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Oulu for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Oulu market square. This point of interest is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Oulu, with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 2,294 visitors.

Oulu Market Hall is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 990 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Turkansaari Open Air Museum. Visitors have rated this open-air museum an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 395 reviews.

You can learn more about Oulu today by going on a tour. Oulu offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Oulu's best restaurants.

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Crecian, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Beijing Oy offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Pizzeria Finlandia. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Oulu.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in Finland!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Oulu, and Rovaniemi

  • Rovaniemi
  • Oulu
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Drive 233 km, 3 hours 12 min

  • Mannerheim park
  • Hollihaka Park Oulu outdoor gym
  • Nallikari Lighthouse
  • Nallikari beach
  • University of Oulu Botanical Gardens
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On day 11 of your road trip in Finland, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Oulu. In the evening, you’ll end up in Rovaniemi, where you will stay for 1 night.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Mannerheim park, a remarkable park where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars in 363 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Hollihaka Park Oulu outdoor gym. This outdoor gym has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 711 travelers.

Nallikari Lighthouse is another must-visit attraction. This renowned sightseeing destination offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 439 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Beyond the above-mentioned sites, you also have the opportunity to visit Nallikari beach. This well-loved beach boasts a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 428 reviews.

When there’s still energy left for exploring, University of Oulu Botanical Gardens awaits. If you’ve been interested in experiencing a botanical garden, this is a top pick rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 614 previous visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Rovaniemi, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Rovaniemi. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Make sure to book a table at Kauppayhtiö, a popular restaurant in Rovaniemi. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Rovaniemi at Yuca, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Hanki. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Rovaniemi tonight.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like people's Pub, known for its lively atmosphere.

Say good night to Rovaniemi and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Finland!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Rovaniemi - departure day

  • Rovaniemi - Departure day
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  • Lordi's Square
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Day 12 of your road trip in Finland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Rovaniemi before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

As your final day in Finland unfolds, enjoy a last-minute shopping spree in Rovaniemi's best shopping area. Enjoy finding the perfect gift or keepsake to remind you of your wonderful trip to Finland.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Lordi's Square, a remarkable point of interest where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars in 1,012 reviews.

Before you conclude your road trip in Finland, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Rovaniemi.

You’ll then say farewell to Rovaniemi. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Finland!

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