18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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.
You've added Kaivopuisto, Market Square Kauppatori, Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 27th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St Henry, and then walk around Observatory Hill (Tahtitorninmaki). On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, make a trip to Isosaari, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally examine the collection at Submarine Vesikko.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 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 ©
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. You've added Aland Maritime Museum, Getabergen, Museumship Pommern, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 30th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Getabergen. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Bomarsund and then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sund, Getabergen, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Getabergen ©
Getabergen
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
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 Uto, Kylamaki Village of Living History, Archangel Michael's church, and other attractions you added. On the 2nd (Wed), trek along The Archipelago Trail, thensee the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and then enjoy the sea views from Uto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History

2
nights
Hameenlinna

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 list of things to see and do now includes Hauhon kirkko, Evo Hiking Area, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Hauhon kirkko, explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle, see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, thenwalk around Aulanko, thencontemplate the long history of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, and finally identify plant and animal life at Evo Hiking Area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hameenlinna day trip website.

Drive from Turku to Hameenlinna in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

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

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You've added The Sippola church, Utti Fort, Pyhan Ristin kirkko, and other attractions to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner.

Drive from Hameenlinna to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Kouvola sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Hevoshaan Arboretum ©
Hevoshaan Arboretum

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, Puijo Tower, Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio driving holiday site.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Julma Olkky as well as Kiutakongas Rapids. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Julma Olkky, thenidentify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in October, expect Kuusamo to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

2
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 Husky & Co, Otsamo Fell and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get outside with Lake Inari, stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Husky & Co
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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.
You've added Christmas House Santa, Hiidenkirnut, German Soldier s Cemetery, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, thenHead underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thenstroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip website.

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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