20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
8
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Norman Travels. Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, stop by Marimekko, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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 17th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary site .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tampere travel planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip planner .

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In October in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sotkamo online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Sotkamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell, then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Muonio travel route app .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Muonio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Sotkamo in October, plan for little chillier days in Muonio, with highs around 1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Muonio

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

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Valkmusa National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stromforsin ruukki and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. There's still lots to do: get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lahti online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Muonio to Lahti. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Muonio in October, with highs in Lahti at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin ruukki, Repovesi National Park, Valkmusa National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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