3 days in Finland Itinerary

3 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Mikkeli
Drive
3
Salla
Drive
4
Kuusamo
Drive
5
Sodankyla
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Nice

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday planning app.

Nice, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nice to Helsinki. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in September: highs in Helsinki hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Mikkeli

Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mikkeli road trip planning site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Mikkeli in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. You will leave for Salla on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. To see reviews and tourist information, you can read our Salla itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Mikkeli to Salla with the Route module. Traveling from Mikkeli in September, expect nights in Salla to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. You'll set off for Kuusamo on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Winter Sports
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo tour planning site.

You can drive from Salla to Kuusamo in 1.5 hours. September in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll set off for Sodankyla on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Sodankyla

— 1 night
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. On the 25th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sodankyla trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Sodankyla in 3.5 hours. September in Sodankyla sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."