11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
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Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki

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.
Head to Old Market Hall and Marimekkofor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, stop by Boss Shop, and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

Plan trip to Helsinki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in October, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

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Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 29th (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Messila Ski Centre, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lahti are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

1
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Turku

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 30th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Lahti to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:

1
night
Tampere

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 31st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

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Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

1
night
Mustasaari

Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your trip

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get outside with Seven Fells Up and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo route planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Akaslompolo. Traveling from Mustasaari in November, expect Akaslompolo to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel site.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."