21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Mohammed V International Airport

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, make a trip to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

Casablanca, Morocco to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Casablanca to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Casablanca in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

2
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): hike along The Archipelago Trail, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and then add some adventure to your tour with Aavameri.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

3
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere to go to Valkeakoski and see Visavuori, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, gear up at Suppaa Tampere, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:

1
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa route maker tool.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vaasa are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi attractions planning app.

Fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Vaasa, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

2
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, then get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Kuusamo.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

3
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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kuusamo in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Koli National Park, with lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

3
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Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then tour or see a game at Tykkimaen Sauna.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. November in Kotka sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:

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."