30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 6 nights
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Oulu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 6 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 7 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in October, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 24:

Tampere

— 6 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, and stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Spas · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:

Oulu

— 5 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, and delve into the distant past at Kierikkikeskus.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oulu road trip tool.

Take a train from Tampere to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October in Oulu, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 4:

Joensuu

— 6 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more), Lieksa (Neitikoski Rapids, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, &more) and Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church and see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Joensuu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 10:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Salo (VMB Fishing & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Turku takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Joensuu in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Turku: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:

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."