13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland Trip Planner

©
Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
1
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Kuopio
— 7 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, thenrelax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and finally examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then get outside with Lake Inari.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary maker site.

San Francisco, USA to Inari is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Inari to be cooler, temps between 37°F and 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 29th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, thenexamine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka travel route planner.

Drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 28°F. You will leave for Kuopio on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

7
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Visiting Linnansaari National Park and Valkeisenlampi will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Nikolaos Cathedral and Lutheran Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Finnish Air Force Museum (in Jyvaskyla), Joensuu (Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), &more) and New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Kuopio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saariselka in October, expect Kuopio to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°F and 35°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Joensuu, Finnish Air Force Museum, Pielinen, New Valamo Monastery, Korkeakoski
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 7:
Highlights from your plan
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum

Similar Plans

15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ITALY November, kids, popular sights Preferences: November, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ITALY November, kids, popular sights Preferences: November, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: November, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM TAIWAN September, culture, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ROMANIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Finland BY A USER FROM TAIWAN September, culture, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM GREECE October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ITALY November, kids, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: November, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 11 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA January, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: January Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy
See more plans