20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
3
Muonio
— 1 night
4
Mustasaari
— 1 day
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
7
Turku
— 2 nights
8
Koli National Park
— 2 nights

4
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.
Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki journey maker website.

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Sun), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thensee Santa Claus Office, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in October; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Muonio trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Muonio in 3 hours. In October in Muonio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature Parks
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 24th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Muonio to Mustasaari. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Muonio in October; daily highs in Mustasaari reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Savonlinna. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Naantali Church, get your game on at Moomin World, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, browse the collection at Turku City Library, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

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Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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nights
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.
On the 31st (Wed), hike along Paha-Koli Hill, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, thenexamine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, thenmake a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Turku to Koli National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Turku in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Koli National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

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