14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
5
Inari
— 3 nights

2
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.
On the 18th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip tool.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
The National Library of Finland
The National Library of Finland

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in October, you will find days in Savonlinna are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
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Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Boat Tours & Water Sports

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, stroll through Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kuusamo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in October, expect Kuusamo to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
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Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Otsamo Fell. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, head outdoors with Lake Inari, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Inari trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Inari, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Tours
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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