21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Muonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

7
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.
Stromforsin ruukki and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Teijo national park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Santalahti Nature Trail (in Kotka). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanko, Valkmusa National Park, Stromforsin ruukki, Teijo national park, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then trek along Juutua Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in October, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around 3°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida ©
Siida
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

2
nights
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 31st (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Muonio trip planner .

You can drive from Inari to Muonio in 3 hours. In October in Muonio, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Seven Fells Up, Enontekio Church, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Ounasjoki - River for activities, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On your second day here, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi holiday maker website .

Getting from Muonio to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Muonio in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Syote Ski & Nature Resort, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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3
nights
Muonio

Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then take an in-depth tour of Samiland. On the next day, get outside with Scandinavian Adventures, then see the interesting displays at The Sarestoniemi Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Muonio online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Muonio in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in November, with highs in Muonio at -5°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Samiland, The Sarestoniemi Museum
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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