21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
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.
Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

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. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku travel route website .

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

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere to go to Parola and see Holy Cross Church, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Holy Cross Church
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mustasaari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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. On the 25th (Thu), stroll through Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Muonio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Muonio takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, Muonio is a bit cooler than Mustasaari - with highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Muonio

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

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip planner .

Getting from Muonio to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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