17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

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Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Helsinki is colder than Rome - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

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You can fly from Kouvola to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kouvola in October, with highs in Rovaniemi at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 23rd (Sat), soothe aching muscles at Rukaland and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wanha Raatesalmi.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

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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 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari online trip maker.

Getting from Koli National Park to Mustasaari by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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You can drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 31st (Sun), trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

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You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

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."