17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  23​h
1
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Portland

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker website .

Portland, USA to Savonlinna is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Portland to Savonlinna, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Portland, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mustasaari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature 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. On the 30th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell, trek along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Muonio trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Muonio takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mustasaari in October; daily highs in Muonio reach 35°F and lows reach 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Pyhatunturi takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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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.
On the 1st (Thu), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
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 3rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, things will get a bit warmer in Turku: highs are around 40°F and lows about 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

6
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 7th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. November in Helsinki sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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