31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto


1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 29th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and then browse the different shops at Shopping Centre Pasaati.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Kouvola is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Kouvola, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in Kouvola reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Kotka
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Explore Koli National Park's surroundings by going to Joensuu (Treetop Adventure Park, Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, & more). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park route planning website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In October in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 6th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Koli National Park to Pyhatunturi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Koli National Park in October: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, browse the different shops at Sampokeskus Shopping Centre, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, see the interesting displays at Terranova, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mustasaari, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pori tour itinerary site .

Drive from Mustasaari to Pori in 3 hours. In October in Pori, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Holy Cross Church in Parola, approximately 1h 10 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online itinerary planner .

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Holy Cross Church
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

7
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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