14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Spas & Wellness. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take a stroll through Katajanokka, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

Find out how to plan Helsinki trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Helsinki is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida, experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Inari tour planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in October, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around 3°C and lows about -2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku itinerary builder site .

Getting from Inari to Turku by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in November: high temperatures in Turku hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 4th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip builder site .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip website .

Drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Kimito Island, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©

2
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ruotsinpyhtaa online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa takes 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Ruotsinpyhtaa can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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