10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey maker

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail.

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

You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Kouvola to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kouvola in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. October in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."