31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  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
Fly + 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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and then browse the different shops at Shopping Centre Pasaati.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Kouvola is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. In September, Kouvola is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to 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
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence 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 next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to 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 ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Treetop Adventure Park, Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park route maker app.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can 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
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Pyhatunturi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in October, with highs in Pyhatunturi at 3°C and lows at -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car 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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see where the action happens at Lappi Areena.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, see the interesting displays at Terranova, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mustasaari visit planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Mustasaari, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vaasa
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Fri), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then stroll around Kirjurinluoto. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then get great views at Rauma Water Tower, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pori vacation planning app.

Getting from Mustasaari to Pori by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere to go to Parola and see Holy Cross Church, which is approximately 1 hour away. Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, indulge your taste buds at Laukontori, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough 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 ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, approximately Poytya away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get your game on at Moomin World, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki route planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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