17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 1 night

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Design Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kansallisgalleria and Stromforsin Ruukki. Change things up with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio (about 1h 55 min away). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For maps and tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip builder.

Taipei, Taiwan to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Taipei in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
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Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Sat), examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and finally see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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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 22nd (Mon): fly down the slopes at Himos Ski Resort, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Keuruu, and then admire the striking features of Petajavesi Old Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
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Military Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum
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Specialty Museum
The Craft Museum of Finland
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy and then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Jyvaskyla to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jyvaskyla in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
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Wildlife Area
Arctic Emotions Oy
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Get some cultural insight at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Inari online tour planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
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History Museum
Arktikum
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Safari
Safaris
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Specialty Museum
Christmas House Santa
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 30th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then take an in-depth tour of Helsinki City Museum, and then head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in October, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
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Historic Walking Area
The Esplanadi Park
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History Museum
Helsinki City Museum
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