19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Train to Copenhagen Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Mustasaari
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Market Hall, Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), Sibelius Monument, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Malmo, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Malmo to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Malmo in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 48°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mustasaari online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Mustasaari. In October, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Finlayson Church as well as Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder site.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Your day by day itinerary now includes Rauma Water Tower as well as Old Rauma. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, and then stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then get great views at Rauma Water Tower, and then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rauma trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Rauma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Rauma sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Spas · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You've now added Tykkimaen Sauna to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then soothe aching muscles at Tykkimaen Sauna.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Spas · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
You've now added Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and then take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rovaniemi Church, Pyha-Luosto National Park and Lordi's Square. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 30°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."