17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
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Kajaani
— 2 nights
5
Kuusamo
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip site.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Helsinki. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Paris in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then stroll through Tourujoen Luontopolku, then enjoy some friendly competition at Liikelataamo, and finally examine the collection at Vitikkala Manor. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Toivolan Vanha Piha and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla visit planning site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Museums

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National Park
Leivonmaki National Park
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Bowling Alley
Liikelataamo
4.8
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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
4.7

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland), Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road, Viewing Platform in Puumala, &more) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Scenic Drive
Lake Saimaa
5.0

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Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Kajaani Church, then get great views at Vuokatinvaara, then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling, and finally get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Kajaani art museum, then step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paltaniemi Church, and finally kick back and relax at Hiukka.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kajaani online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kajaani takes 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kajaani

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Outdoor Activity
Kainuun Vaellustalli
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Lookout
Vuokatinvaara
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuusamo: Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Posio (Korouoma Canyon & Riisitunturi National Park). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Karhunkierros, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kajaani to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. In October in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. You will leave for home on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Outdoor Activity
Karhunkierros
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Geologic Formation
Korouoma Canyon
5.0

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