20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
4
Inari
— 2 nights
5
Turku
— 4 nights
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation, look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Center Veturi. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Haapasaari Island, then kick back and relax at Lehman, and then explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

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Tijuana, Mexico to Kotka is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tijuana in October; daily highs in Kotka reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kouvola
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Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Salpa Line, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 7th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky, see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online holiday builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in October, with highs in Kuusamo at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inari online route maker.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari 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 -2°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Turku Castle and Ett Hem Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma & The Church of the Holy Cross) and Rosala (Bengtskar Lighthouse & Rosala Viking Centre). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku journey planner.

Fly from Inari to Turku in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in October; daily highs in Turku reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Rosala, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Bellevue Beach
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Marimekko. Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Market Square Kauppatori. Change things up with a short trip to Ekenas Archipelago National Park in Raseborg (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip app.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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