22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday maker

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning website.

Edmonton, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Helsinki, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour in harmony with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then trek along The Archipelago Trail, and finally stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 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.
Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, test the waters at Tullin Sauna, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tampere holiday planner.

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): experience rural life at Aava Kertun Kotitila and then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Mustasaari tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In October in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Koli National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of Kuusamo to go to Juuma and see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Wanha Raatesalmi, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kuusamo holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in October, you will find days in Kuusamo are a bit cooler (3°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:

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 30th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel route builder.

Drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."