30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and VMB Fishing (in Salo). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, and trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Turku is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Turku is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Karachi in September, expect Turku to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mustasaari planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Mustasaari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. September in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hupisaaret Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Oulu in 5 hours. September in Oulu sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Muonio

— 2 nights
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 27th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarkitunturi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Muonio visit planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Muonio in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Muonio are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 4 hours. September in Saariselka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
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Kuusamo

— 4 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Family-friendly places like Wanha Raatesalmi and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma). The adventure continues: get outside with Karhunkierros, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, and relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

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Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:

Koli National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. October in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:

Helsinki

— 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. When traveling from Koli National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 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."