27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Muonio
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Muonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kittila
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Turku
— 3 nights
Bus
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
9
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
10
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly to Turun lentoasema, Bus to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Okra will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg), Pyhan Katarinan kirkko (in Karjaa) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

For photos and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip app.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Brussels to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in September, plan for little chillier nights in Helsinki, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Muonio

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Enontekio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell and then glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Muonio trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Muonio. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: high temperatures in Muonio hover around 12°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Konijanka Petting Zoo and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Muonio to Akaslompolo in an hour. September in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visit Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Otsamo Fell. There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari travel planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park and then hike along Ruijanpolku Trail.

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

Getting from Inari to Saariselka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Kittila

— 2 nights
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kittila online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kittila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September in Kittila, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tulliniemi Nature Path and Kauppakeskus Mylly. Let the collections at Louhisaari Manor and Gallery A capture your imagination. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Nagu Church in Nagu, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and walk around Kultaranta Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planning site.

Fly from Kittila to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kittila in September: highs in Turku hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get outside with Kuuskajaskari, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rauma travel route tool.

Take a bus from Turku to Rauma in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Rauma, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, and finally contemplate the long history of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

You can plan Kouvola trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Rauma to Kouvola in 4.5 hours. September in Kouvola sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then walk around Lilla holmen, and finally contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip maker website.

You can fly from Kouvola to Mariehamn in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, then see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Savonlinna tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.