17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn
— 2 nights
ferry:  5​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Hameenlinna
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
6
Kuopio
— 1 night
7
Kuusamo
— 1 night
8
Inari
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 15​min
9
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam


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2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Isosaari, Kaivopuisto, Saatytalo, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then make a trip to Isosaari. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, take in nature's colorful creations at Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Kumpula Botanic Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Observatory Hill (Tahtitorninmaki), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Henry, and finally hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In September, Helsinki is little chillier than Amsterdam - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

2
nights
Mariehamn

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 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Getabergen, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum

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nights
Turku

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 3rd (Thu), head off the coast to Uto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum. Keep things going the next day: hike along The Archipelago Trail, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Uto ©
Uto
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

1
night
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Hauhon kirkko and Evo Hiking Area. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, identify plant and animal life at Evo Hiking Area, walk around Aulanko, examine the collection at Museo Militaria, then explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hauhon kirkko.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hameenlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Hameenlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Aulanko ©
Aulanko
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Your list of things to see and do now includes Hevoshaan Arboretum, Ankkapurha Culture Park, Utti Fort, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, take in the pleasant sights at Ankkapurha Culture Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hevoshaan Arboretum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, then stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Sippola church, and finally take in the history at Utti Fort.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Hameenlinna to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ankkapurha Culture Park
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Ankkapurha Culture Park ©
Ankkapurha Culture Park

1
night
Kuopio

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.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Kuopio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Kuopio sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Konttila ©
Konttila

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kiutakongas Rapids as well as Julma Olkky. On the 8th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, then take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo planning app .

Getting from Kuopio to Kuusamo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kuopio in October; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Highlights from your plan
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

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nights
Inari

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. On the 9th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on Husky & Co, then trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

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Fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Husky & Co
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Christmas House Santa, Hiidenkirnut, Auttikongas, and other attractions you added. On the 11th (Fri), see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and finally explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery