23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Kuhmo
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 45 min
10
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
End: Helsinki

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday builder.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park and then hike along The Archipelago Trail. On your second day here, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, and then soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and then get outside with Kuuskajaskari. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pori holiday planner.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kuuskajaskari
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Kuuskajaskari ©
Kuuskajaskari

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, get outside with Superpark Oulu, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary website.

Drive from Pori to Oulu in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Pori in October, expect nights in Oulu to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Superpark Oulu ©
Superpark Oulu

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi and then identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Oulu in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 15th (Mon), glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Muonio
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 17th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): head outdoors with Lake Inari and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari tour planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Inari are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally explore the striking landscape at Julma Olkky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

few
hours
Kuhmo

Kuhmo
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga.

Discover how to plan a Kuhmo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Kuhmo in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife Parks
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3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Leivonmaki National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Himos Ski Resort and then walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Jyvaskyla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Leivonmaki National Park, Himos Ski Resort
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort
Maki-Matin perhepuisto
Maki-Matin perhepuisto

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nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then contemplate the long history of Castle Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo driving holiday planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Porvoo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Porvoo are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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