14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
3
Sotkamo
— 1 night
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
5
Muonio
— 3 nights
6
Inari
— 2 nights
7
Turku
— 1 night

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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 ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning website.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 8th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip website.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Helsinki in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Koli National Park: temperatures range from 6°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time 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
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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Sotkamo

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

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sotkamo journey planner.

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

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Vuokatinvaara
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip planner.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Visiting Keimiotunturi Fell and Pakasaivo will get you outdoors. Step out of Muonio with an excursion to Seven Fells Up in Akaslompolo--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Muonio route builder app.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Muonio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Seven Fells Up
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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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 16th (Tue): hike along Juutua Nature Trail, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Muonio to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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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 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Turku by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Turku: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · 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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