25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Muonio
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Muonio
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Muonio

— 2 nights
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. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarkitunturi, and contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Muonio holiday planner.

Paris, France to Muonio is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Paris in September, with highs in Muonio at 12°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Muonio to Saariselka by car takes about 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:
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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 10th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

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Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Karhunkierros, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, relax in the rural setting at Wanha Raatesalmi, and soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Koli National Park

— 5 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill.

Plan trip to Koli National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 20th (Mon), stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari journey maker.

Drive from Koli National Park to Mustasaari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and VMB Fishing (in Salo). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip app.

Drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

Helsinki

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning app.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:

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."