29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  19 h
1
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h
7
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get some cultural insight at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo and Kauppahalli. Visit Haukipudas Church and Oulu Cathedral for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, get curious at Tietomaa, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and stroll around Ainolan Puisto.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu travel planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Oulu is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in October, things will get little chillier in Oulu: highs are around 6°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Pyhatunturi takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Oulu in October: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the activities along Pielinen, then take an unorthodox tour of Uhrihalkeama, and then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find out how to plan a trip to Koli National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Koli National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. October in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Paha-Koli Hill and then stroll through Ukko-Koli.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Koli National Park day trip planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip site.

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. October in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 13th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Savonlinna to Mustasaari with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Step out of the city life by going to Kurjenrahka National Park and The Archipelago Trail. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online vacation planner.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Old Rauma
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

8
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja), Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Valkmusa National Park, Nuuksio National Park, King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kouvola trip simple and quick.

Take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kouvola are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Lahti Ski Museum, Arboretum Mustila, Hamina Town Hall
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall

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