11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Kilpisjarvi
— 1 day
Drive
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Tornio
— 1 day
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kajaani
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Kilpisjarvi

— 1 day
On the 5th (Wed), stroll through Kukkolankoski and then admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kilpisjarvi day trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Kilpisjarvi is an approximately 37-hour car ride. In September, Kilpisjarvi is little chillier than Zurich - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Tornio

— 1 day
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, then tee off at Tornio Golf, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tornio trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kilpisjarvi to Tornio by car takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Tornio are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Tornio

Golf · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll through Nallikari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and then walk around Hupisaaret Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oulu vacation maker.

Getting from Tornio to Oulu by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Oulu, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Kajaani

— 2 nights
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling, and then step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kajaani tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Oulu to Kajaani in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kajaani

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Joensuu

— 1 night
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 10th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, then whizz through the canopy at Treetop Adventure Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Joensuu travel site.

You can drive from Kajaani to Joensuu in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then stroll through Malonsaari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and then steep yourself in history at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

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Traveling by car from Joensuu to Lappeenranta takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

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."