29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Mustasaari
— 1 day
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
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Kouvola
— 3 nights

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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 Haukipudas Church. Visit Oulu Cathedral and Kauppahalli for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and get curious at Tietomaa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, 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 · Outdoors

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

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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 other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, 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

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

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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.
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 · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

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

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Koli National Park

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

For maps, where to stay, 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 · Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

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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.

For photos 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 · Museums

Side Trips

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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Mustasaari

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

To see reviews, photos, ratings, 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 · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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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 Archangel Michael's church. Step out of the city life by going to Kurjenrahka National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Old Rauma in Rauma, approximately Rauma away. And it doesn't end there: hike along The Archipelago Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

For ratings, where to stay, 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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.

Drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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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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