28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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28 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
1
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Helsinki
— 5 nights
End: Helsinki

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then examine the collection at Siida. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Otsamo Fell and then get a dose of the wild on Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Inari vacation planner .

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Inari is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Auttikongas and Angry Birds Park. There's lots more to do: catch some excitement at Feelapland, get in on the family fun at SantaPark, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In October, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 23rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then fly down the slopes at Ruka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kiutakongas Rapids, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online driving holiday planner .

Take a bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 25th (Thu), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena. On the next day, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, and finally see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn journey website .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuusamo in October, expect Mariehamn to be a bit warmer, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 27th (Sat), browse the collection at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kultaranta Garden, trek along The Archipelago Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku driving holiday planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere attractions planner.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 31st (Wed), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, and finally experience rural life at Tahko Farmi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kuopio using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Fun & Games, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Tahko Farmi
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Explore hidden gems such as Pielinen and Paha-Koli Hill.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Koli National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, stroll through The Parikkala Sculpture Park, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip site .

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. November in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Parikkala, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Sapokka Water Garden and Ankkapurha Culture Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kotka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Ankkapurha Culture Park, Salpa Line Museum, Stromforsin ruukki
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Ankkapurha Culture Park ©
Ankkapurha Culture Park

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sibelius Monument. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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