13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Hameenlinna
— 1 night
3
Parola
— 1 day
4
Hameenlinna
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
7
Suomussalmi
— 2 nights

3
nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The National Museum of Finland, Market Square Kauppatori, Old Market Hall, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip tool.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Vankilamuseo. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Vankilamuseo, take a stroll around Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone, walk around Aulanko, then see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hameenlinna online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Hameenlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Parola.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Aulanko ©
Aulanko
Vankilamuseo ©
Vankilamuseo

1
day
Parola

Parola ©
On the 22nd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church and then see the interesting displays at The Parola Armour Museum.

Find out how to plan Parola trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Parola is very close to Hameenlinna. In October in Parola, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Parola

Historic Sites · Museums
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Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

1
night
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna
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Hameenlinna is just a stone's throw from Parola. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Hameenlinna to Tampere in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
German Soldier s Cemetery has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey maker site.

Getting from Tampere to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi ©
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. You've now added Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti to your itinerary. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and then take an in-depth tour of Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Suomussalmi day trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Suomussalmi by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti ©
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti
The Silent People ©
The Silent People