26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Lahti
— 1 day
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
3
Turku
— 4 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
6
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
7
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
8
Helsinki
— 7 nights

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 1st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, then see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, and finally take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip itinerary maker tool.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Lahti is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Lahti, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Lahti, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of Hollola
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Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of Keuruu are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Ahtari Zoo in Ahtari, about 2 hours away. Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour itinerary maker website.

Drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Church of Keuruu, Ahtari Zoo
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 Naantali Old Town and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Visit Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island for some beach relaxation. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, approximately Poytya away. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Tampere 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Pori online holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Pori to Mustasaari by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Get outdoors at Hiukka and Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Kajaani Castle ruins (in Kajaani) and Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara). The adventure continues: perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling and take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo travel planner.

Getting from Mustasaari to Sotkamo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. October in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Kajaani Castle ruins, Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Ukko-Koli Hill. Step out of Koli National Park to go to Heinavesi and see New Valamo Monastery, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park day trip website.

Drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

New Valamo Monastery, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukio Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Venture out of the city with trips to Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Traveling from Koli National Park in October, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church