14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Train
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Bus
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus
5
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport

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Helsinki

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.
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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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 · Museums
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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.

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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 · Shopping

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 · Nature
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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 Inari Reindeer Farm. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and stroll through Juutua Nature Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Inari online vacation builder.

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. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Trails
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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."

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.