17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 6 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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Helsinki. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 27:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 28th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally let little ones run wild at Adventure Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island and then cast your line with VMB Fishing.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta and then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari visit planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Mustasaari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In September, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Koli National Park

— 4 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: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill, and soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Koli National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. October in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Koli National Park in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

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."