31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
10
Kotka
— 4 nights
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bucharest in October, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Tampere

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: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Asikkala (Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail & Pihamaa Estate & Winery) and Mysteeri Pori - Escape Room with a Story (in Pori). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and test the waters at Tullin Sauna.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere online travel planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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2
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, and finally get interesting insight from Zip Adventure Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa visit planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vaasa are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Lake Inari, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Saariselka route planning app.

Getting from Vaasa to Saariselka by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vaasa in October, expect Saariselka to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

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Muonio

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 18th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarkitunturi, and then explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Muonio planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Muonio by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Angry Birds Park, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey planner.

Drive from Muonio to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. October in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland, then get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Paateri, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park online road trip planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:

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Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), St Michael Church (in Pernaja) and Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala). There's much more to do: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, browse the exhibits of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, indulge in some personalized pampering at Tykkimaen Sauna, and look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka road trip planning website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kotka by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October in Kotka, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."