31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) & Juselius Mausoleum) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, and stroll through Nasi Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere holiday planning tool .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Tampere reach 8°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pori, Holy Cross Church
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Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary app .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

7
nights
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.
Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in November, you will find days in Koli National Park are a bit cooler (1°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get advice or help at Riihisaari, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In November in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta and then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum. On your second day here, head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mustasaari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Seven Fells Up and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planner .

Drive from Mustasaari to Akaslompolo in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mustasaari in November, with highs in Akaslompolo at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Nature

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Ice Karting Levi
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Amethyst Mine Lapland). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, and see Santa Claus Office.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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