19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Inari
— 1 night
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
7
Kotka
— 4 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey tool.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Colombo in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Flea Market
Hakaniemi Market
4.2

2
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planning tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Shopping Mall
Kauppakeskus Mylly
4.4
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Shopping Mall
Turun Kauppahalli
4.6
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Beach
Vepsa Island
4.0

3
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Step out of the city life by going to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, and look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9

1
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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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Inari route planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in October: high temperatures in Inari hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums

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National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park
4.6

1
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online vacation planner.

You can drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Shopping Center Kumpare
3.7

2
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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the next day, explore the activities along Pielinen, stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, then look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip tool.

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
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Water Body
Pielinen
5.0

4
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Repovesi National Park and Hiidenvuori. Get outdoors at Beach Mansikkalahti and Valkmusa National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October in Kotka, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Wildlife Area
Arboretum Mustila
4.7
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National Park
Repovesi National Park
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Hiidenvuori
4.4

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