31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Mustasaari
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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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.

For where to stay, more things to do, 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 · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

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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, where to stay, 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 take a 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

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Treetop Adventure Park, Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

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Pyhatunturi

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

To see ratings, where to stay, 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

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, 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 · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

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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 reviews, where to stay, more things to do, 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 · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

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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.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, 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 · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

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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.
Step out of Tampere to go to Parola and see Holy Cross Church, which is approximately 58 minutes 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, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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 drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:

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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.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, approximately Poytya away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and get your game on at Moomin World.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku travel tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:

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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.
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).

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki route planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. 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 · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 28:

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."