14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Rantasalmi
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Zurich

4
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.
Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zurich in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, have fun at Moomin World, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
day
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rantasalmi holiday website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rantasalmi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 23rd (Tue), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mustasaari route app .

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Mustasaari in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Muonio sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Muonio in 9 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Mustasaari in October, things will get a bit cooler in Muonio: highs are around 1°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature Parks Winter Sports
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Pyhatunturi takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning website .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Shopping Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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