14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey maker app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Helsinki. Traveling from Zurich in October, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Moomin World, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
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.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rantasalmi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rantasalmi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. October in Rantasalmi sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to 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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari planning app.

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Mustasaari in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In October in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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. On the 24th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Muonio trip planner.

Getting from Mustasaari to Muonio by car takes about 9.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mustasaari in October, with highs in Muonio at 1°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Muonio

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

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 25th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi day trip planning site.

Getting from Muonio to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 3 hours. October in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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, buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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