11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Train to Helsinki, Fly to Berlin



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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Oodi Central Library and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), wander the streets of Katajanokka, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker app.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Berlin to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Explore hidden gems such as Lapland Safaris Saariselka and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center about 58 minutes away.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka holiday tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in October, with highs in Saariselka at 3°C and lows at -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
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Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): meet the residents at Ranua Zoo.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ranua online route maker.

Traveling by car from Levi to Ranua takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
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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 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ranua to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Finland travel guide

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."