20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
+3
train + Fly + foot + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Levi
— 1 night
7
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Porvoo
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
9
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London


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3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Evo Hiking Area will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampere Cathedral and Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 8°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Evo Hiking Area, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, and then view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Siikalahti Wetland, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum and then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta road trip site .

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Salpa Line Museum, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings ©
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get outside with Seven Fells Up and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip website .

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Lappeenranta to Akaslompolo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lappeenranta in October; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

1
night
Levi

Levi
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Levi trip maker app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Inari Reindeerfarm. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arboretum Mustila and Hiidenvuori. Get some historical perspective at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porvoo: Kotka (Riverside Park & Santalahti Nature Trail). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Porvoo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in October: high temperatures in Porvoo hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki route planner .

Drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria