10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train
4
Oulu
Drive
5
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
6
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Inari
— 1 day
Drive
8
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
9
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Fly
10
Porvoo
Drive
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Helsinki
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Sat), make a trip to Senate Square, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere tour planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu attractions planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. October in Oulu sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to Kemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church and then stroll through Kukkolankoski. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saariselka vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in October, you will find days in Saariselka are slightly colder (3°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Inari

— 1 day
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inari online holiday planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation website.

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. October in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jyvaskyla trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Jyvaskyla in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jyvaskyla, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 0°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:

Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Porvoo attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Jyvaskyla to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

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."