20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
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Levi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Visiting Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Evo Hiking Area, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna visit planning website.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum and then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and then steep yourself in history at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta route planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Akaslompolo by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lappeenranta in October, with highs in Akaslompolo at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 23rd (Wed), make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Levi route builder.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.
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Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Inari Reindeer Farm. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Inari sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Cathedral of Porvoo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hiidenvuori and Porvoo Old Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Porvoo: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Kotka (Riverside Park, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, &more).

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Porvoo online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Porvoo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit 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) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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