11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Ruotsinpyhtaa
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Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Mustasaari
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Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi Airport
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 1 day
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. On the 26th (Fri), take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ruotsinpyhtaa road trip tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In October, Ruotsinpyhtaa is colder than Dubai - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Savonlinna in 4 hours. In October in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

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Mustasaari

Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 29th (Mon), hike along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail and then wander the wide-open spaces of Aava Kertun Kotitila.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Savonlinna to Mustasaari. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi with the Route module. Traveling from Mustasaari in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (3°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inari online holiday planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Inari sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku itinerary tool.

Getting from Inari to Turku by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in November; daily highs in Turku reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann Department Store, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally look for gifts at Marimekko.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

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."