17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Muonio
— 2 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Syote
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in September, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 15th (Sat), hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect Saariselka to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get outside with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Muonio planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Muonio in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Outdoor Activity
Seven Fells Up
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Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Pyhatunturi in 3 hours. September in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Wildlife Area
Kopara Reindeer Park
4.3

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Syote

Syote ©
On the 21st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Syote National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Syote travel planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Syote in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Syote are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Syote

Parks · Nature
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National Park
Syote National Park
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

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 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally catch a live event at Lappi Areena.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday website.

Getting from Syote to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
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Safari
Safaris
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History Museum
Arktikum
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