14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Katajanokka and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Inari tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in October; daily highs in Inari reach 3°C and lows reach -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 ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 2nd (Fri): head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning site.

You can fly from Inari to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in November, expect Turku to be somewhat warmer, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary website.

Getting from Kimito Island to Savonlinna by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. While traveling from Kimito Island, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to 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 ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): walk around Riverside Park, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ruotsinpyhtaa trip planning tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa by car takes about 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 time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Historic Sites Trails

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