15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Suomussalmi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Kuopio

— 3 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli Hill, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, &more), Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip builder website.

Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuopio, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Suomussalmi

— 4 nights
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suomussalmi: Kajaani (Kajaani Castle ruins, Statue of Per Brahe, &more), Paltaniemi Church (in Paltamo) and Sotkamo (Kainuun Vaellustalli & Hiukka). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Hossa National Park. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and make a trip to The Silent People.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Suomussalmi trip planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Suomussalmi in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kuusamo

— 4 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Take a break from Kuusamo with a short trip to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Ruka, soothe aching muscles at Rukaland, take an exotic tour of Ruka Safaris Ltd - Day Tours, and stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo road trip planner.

You can drive from Suomussalmi to Kuusamo in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Take a break from Inari with a short trip to Urho Kekkonen National Park in Saariselka, about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, head outdoors with Lake Inari, and trek along Juutua Nature Trail.

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Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."