13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 1 day
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Lahti

— 1 day
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti day trip planning site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Lahti is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in October, with highs in Lahti at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Lahti to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lahti in October; daily highs in Saariselka reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Saariselka

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Tampere

— 3 nights

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 18th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Saariselka to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in October, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Sun), browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally visit Naantali Old Town.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku day trip app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and Pohjolan toimitalo. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, look for gifts at Marimekko Oyj, and hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.