12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
3
Inari
— 4 nights
4
Kuopio
— 3 nights

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night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, thenhunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip site.

If you are flying in from China, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, and examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Inari can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, thenexamine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Inari to Kuopio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in November, expect Kuopio to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

New Valamo Monastery
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Room Escape Games
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

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