28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Otsamo Fell and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planning app.

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in October, with highs in Inari at 3°C and lows at -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Auttikongas and Angry Birds Park. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi driving holiday app.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. October in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planning app.

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

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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, contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, and finally see where the action happens at Wiklof Holding Arena. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then stroll around Lilla holmen, and finally see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Mariehamn takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in October, with highs in Mariehamn at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow 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
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen

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 27th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, hike along The Archipelago Trail, then make a trip to Naantali Church, then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and finally let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning site.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Moomin Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip builder site.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and finally experience rural life at Tahko Farmi. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then have fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio online journey planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tahko Farmi
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Tahko Farmi ©
Tahko Farmi

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pielinen and Paateri. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kuopio to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time 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
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip planning site.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Parikkala, Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sapokka Water Garden and Santalahti Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and visit Linden Esplanade.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In November in Kotka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Sibelius Monument. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Helsinki are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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