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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. In October, Helsinki is colder than New York City - with highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F. Cap off 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), Sotkamo (Hiukka & Kainuun Vaellustalli) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). 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 step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins.

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). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, delve into the distant past at Taatsin seita, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kittila sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Kajaani to Kittila takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. October in Kittila sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel 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.