31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Train
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly

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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. On the 2nd (Fri), stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at Utti Fort, indulge in some personalized pampering at Tykkimaen Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally stroll around Riverside Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka online journey planner.

Chennai, India to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Kotka. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chennai in October: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): head off-road at Jump Up, see the interesting displays at Apulandia, and then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut. On the next day, examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then explore the activities along Vaaksy Canal, and finally stroll through Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kotka to Lahti by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Lahti sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Hoyry Galleria (in Korpilahti), Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, add some adventure to your tour with Tavinsulka Canoe Day Tours, stroll through Tourujoen Luontopolku, and take in the views from Karkisten Silta.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla journey planner.

You can drive from Lahti to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Arctic Trainers SUP-center). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Paateri, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 13th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo itinerary builder site.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in October, expect nights in Kuusamo to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to 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, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

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Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, then get great views at Saltkaret, then examine the collection at Terranova, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Zip Adventure Park.

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Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rovaniemi in October, you will find days in Vaasa are a bit warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Haralanharju Tower, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planner.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and VMB Fishing (in Salo). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turku online itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), walk around The Esplanadi Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:

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."