17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kajaani
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kuusamo
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Paris

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planner.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In September, Helsinki is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku, then perfect your strike at Liikelataamo, and finally look for gifts at Vitikkala Manor. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha and then stroll around Leivonmaki National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Liikelataamo, Vitikkala Manor, Leivonmaki National Park
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo
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3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti), Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski) and Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, take a memorable drive along Puumalan Lake, and make a trip to Viewing Platform in Puumala.

Make your Savonlinna itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, Parikkala, Kerimaki Church, Kolovesi National Park, Kummakivi Boulder
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Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake

2
nights
Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Kajaani Church, take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling, and finally head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Kajaani art museum, step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paltaniemi Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kajaani route maker app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kajaani by car takes about 4.5 hours. September in Kajaani sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kajaani

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sotkamo, Vuokatti, Paltaniemi Church
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

4
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Kuusamo's surroundings by going to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Posio (Korouoma Canyon & Riisitunturi National Park). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, and look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Kajaani to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Posio, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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