14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Muonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Barcelona

1
night
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.
To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder app .

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Spas, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in October, you will find days in Koli National Park are little chillier (6°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 10th (Wed), get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli, kick back and relax at Hiukka, and then get great views at Vuokatinvaara.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Sotkamo online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Sotkamo takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Vuokatinvaara
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Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planner .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Step off the beaten path and head to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Pakasaivo. Get outdoors at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Keimiotunturi Fell. Get out of town with these interesting Muonio side-trips: Akaslompolo (Scandinavian Adventures & Seven Fells Up). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Muonio sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Muonio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. October in Muonio sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Akaslompolo
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell

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nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): trek along Juutua Nature Trail, examine the collection at Siida, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inari online journey planner .

Drive from Muonio to Inari in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Inari are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida

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night
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 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku attractions planning website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in October; daily highs in Turku reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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