11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip app.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and finally get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola day trip planning site.

Fly from Turku to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

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, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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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 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Koli National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
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Finland travel guide

4.2
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."