13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 day
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Mariehamn
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Inari
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kotka

— 1 day
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Valkmusa National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary maker app.

Mumbai, India to Kotka is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect Kotka to be colder, temps between 45°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and then make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna vacation planner.

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 day
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 25th (Mon), examine the collection at Kastelholm - Open-air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Savonlinna in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Mariehamn, with highs around 49°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 27th (Wed), examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, then examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in October, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

Inari

— 1 night
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 28th (Thu): experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then take an exotic tour of Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Inari vacation planner.

Getting from Tampere to Inari by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tampere in October, with highs in Inari at 37°F and lows at 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Guide-Matti and Tulliniemi Nature Path. You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the masterpieces at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 48°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:

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.