19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
7
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
8
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Fri), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 24th (Sun), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vaasa vacation planning website.

Take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

Koli National Park

— 4 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.
Visiting Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, explore the activities along Pielinen, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Sotkamo in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
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Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
On the 31st (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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Getting from Sotkamo to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka route builder site.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In October in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your trip

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 2nd (Tue), visit Linden Esplanade and then relax and rejuvenate at Tykkimaen Sauna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

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

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in November; daily highs in Kouvola reach 2°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

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."