22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Syote
— 1 night
Drive
7
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
9
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to New Delhi

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hakaniemi Market and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann Department Store.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik gard and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Turun Taidehalli. Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Change things up with a short trip to Pike's Gut in Hanko (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, admire the masterpieces at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Museum-lovers will appreciate Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Lemmenjoki National Park. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Hippupuoti Gift Shop in Saariselka, approximately Saariselka away. There's more to do: get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Inari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in October; daily highs in Inari reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arctic Emotions Oy. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. October in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

Syote

— 1 night
On the 26th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Syote Ski & Nature Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Jalavan Kauppa and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pentik Hill.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Syote trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Syote in 3 hours. In October in Syote, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Syote

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 28th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Hiukka and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Syote to Sotkamo takes 3.5 hours. October in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna journey builder tool.

Drive from Sotkamo to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:

Ruotsinpyhtaa

— 2 nights
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation, stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ruotsinpyhtaa travel route builder website.

Getting from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

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."