12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 1 day
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Turku
— 1 night
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
7
Kotka
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 5th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Inari

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 6th (Sat): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell. On your second day here, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and finally get outside with Lake Inari.

To plan Inari vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Tampere

Tampere ©

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 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then stroll around Nasi Park, then make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mariehamn itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mariehamn in October, you will find days in Savonlinna are little chillier (7°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

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night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally step off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Kotka sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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Helsinki

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's still lots to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online travel planner.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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