11 days in Helsinki Region, Kajaani & Kittila Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region, Kajaani & Kittila Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Kajaani
— 3 nights
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Kittila
— 3 nights
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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, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 48°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

Kajaani

— 3 nights
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kajaani: Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti (in Vuokatti), Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Sotkamo (Hiukka & Kainuun Vaellustalli). There's lots more to do: cast your line with Luonnollisesti Oulujarvi, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Per Brahe, pause for some serene contemplation at Kajaani Church, and explore the world behind art at Kajaani art museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kajaani sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Kajaani. When traveling from Helsinki in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kajaani: temperatures range from 41°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Kajaani

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Kittila

— 3 nights
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Get out of town with these interesting Kittila side-trips: Akaslompolo (Konijanka Petting Zoo & Akaslompolo Sportshop). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, delve into the distant past at Taatsin seita, and explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kittila trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kajaani to Kittila by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In October, daytime highs in Kittila are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.