17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Kansallisgalleria. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova in Turku--about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Helsinki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In October, Helsinki is colder than Singapore - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some historical perspective at Vanha Kirkko and Finlayson Church. Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampere City Library, Metso will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Valkeakoski to see Visavuori about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online visit planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore hidden gems such as KuruYoga Levi and Levi Ski Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Powerun Adventures (in Kolari) and Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi). The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip maker site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visit Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church for their historical value. Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Saariselka to see Hippupuoti Gift Shop about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Otsamo Fell and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Levi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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."