13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to L.F. Wade International International Airport

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Old Customs House, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and view the masterpieces at Okra.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip website.

Hamilton, Bermuda to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Hamilton to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hamilton in October, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Sat), ponder the design of Harmonia, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, then trek along The Archipelago Trail, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 24th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Vaasa are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visit German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Arktikum and Christmas House Santa. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa 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 on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 28th (Thu), hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and finally make a trip to Paateri.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip builder.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. October in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start your trip to Kouvola by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."