14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Vaasa
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Kouvola
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki route maker app.

Portland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Helsinki is 7 hours. In October, Helsinki is slightly colder than Portland - with highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa journey planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Vaasa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
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1
night
Rovaniemi

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 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (37°F), and nights are about the same (30°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
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History Museum
Arktikum
4.1
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Character Experience
Santa Claus Office
3.8

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 10th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: 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 indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Room Kuusamo.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
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Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8
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Room Escape Game
Escape Room Kuusamo
4.7

3
nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and stroll through Akka-Koli Hill.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. October in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
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Ski Area
Ukko-Koli
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0
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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0

3
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
Highlights from your trip
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National Park
Repovesi National Park
4.8
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Wildlife Area
Arboretum Mustila
4.7

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