17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Turku
— 2 nights
Train
4
Hameenlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train
6
Kuopio
— 1 night
Bus
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Bus
8
Inari
— 2 nights
Bus
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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.
You've added Isosaari, Kaivopuisto, Saatytalo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then don't miss a visit to Isosaari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, take in nature's colorful creations at Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, admire the natural beauty at Kumpula Botanic Garden, then get great views at Observatory Hill (Tahtitorninmaki), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Henry, and finally shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

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Mariehamn

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Your day by day itinerary now includes Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum as well as Getabergen. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn travel website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kylamaki Village of Living History, Turku Castle, The Archipelago Trail, and other attractions you added. On the 2nd (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Uto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along The Archipelago Trail, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku visit planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

1
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Hameenlinna

Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Hauhon kirkko and Evo Hiking Area. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, look for all kinds of wild species at Evo Hiking Area, walk around Aulanko, see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, then step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hauhon kirkko.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hameenlinna road trip site.

You can take a train from Turku to Hameenlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Your list of things to see and do now includes Hevoshaan Arboretum, Utti Fort, The Sippola church, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hevoshaan Arboretum. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Sippola church, and finally contemplate the long history of Utti Fort.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hameenlinna to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

1
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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Konttila, Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, Snellman Park, and other attractions you added.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Kuopio are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

1
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kiutakongas Rapids as well as Julma Olkky. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, then explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a bus from Kuopio to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in October, expect Kuusamo to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Inari as well as Husky & Co. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Husky & Co, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Kuusamo to Inari in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Inari are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You've added Christmas House Santa, Hiidenkirnut, Auttikongas, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut.

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

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Finland travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

Aland Island travel guide

3.8
Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language. The archipelago, situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, includes over 6,000 islands, of which about 80 are inhabited. Many of the area's dining and accommodation options can be found on the picturesque main island, where 90 percent of the population resides. Natural beauty and an assortment of historical buildings make the islands an attractive holiday option. With a very flat landscape, cycling is one of the most popular, efficient, and enjoyable ways to get around. Regular ferries hop between the isles.