21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Savonlinna
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive
6
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive
7
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku with an excursion to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation builder site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Holy Cross Church in Parola (about 1 hour away). Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere sightseeing planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna journey maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Mustasaari

— 1 day
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mustasaari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

Muonio

— 1 day
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 wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Muonio journey builder site.

Drive from Mustasaari to Muonio in 10 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mustasaari in October, with highs in Muonio at 1°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Pyhatunturi takes 3 hours. October in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Sat), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: catch a live event at Lappi Areena, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."