21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6 h
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
5
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
8
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Dusseldorf

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 11th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip planning tool.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Kimito Island is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Kimito Island. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in September; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online trip maker.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 14th (Sat), hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Saariselka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in September, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
night
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 15th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Muonio route planning app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Muonio in 4 hours. In September in Muonio, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 16th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari route builder site.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Mustasaari takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Muonio in September, you will find days in Mustasaari are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rantasalmi trip planner.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Olavinlinna Castle
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

2
nights
Koli National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

8
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Serena Water Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa Art Museum
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

Similar Plans

23 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ITALY July, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 25 days in Finland BY A USER FROM JORDAN July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 33 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 22 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, kids, relaxing, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: August, kids, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy
See more plans