22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
4
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
5
Inari
— 1 night
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Ranua
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Heureka. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mannerheim Museum and Katajanokka. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get curious at The Finnish Museum of Horology, pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Helsinki to be little chillier, around 1°C, while days are cooler, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Heureka ©
Heureka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

4
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Bring the kids along to Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Lenholm Conservation Area. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Maltinranta Artcenter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), Yyteri Beach, &more). Pack the 17th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, shop like a local with Haihara Art Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lappeenranta Fortress and Lappeenrannan raatihuone. Kids will enjoy Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korpikeidas.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Tampere to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

1
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, and then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip maker app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. In October, Inari is a bit cooler than Lappeenranta - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Ranua.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

2
nights
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ranua attractions planner.

You can drive from Inari to Ranua in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. On the 24th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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