31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
6
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
7
Saariselka
— 3 nights
8
Levi
— 3 nights
9
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
10
Oulu
— 3 nights

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hakaniemi Market and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, &more) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Lapinlahti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

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Edmonton, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Old Rauma. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turun Kauppahalli and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku day trip app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally stop by Patakirppis.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Pori sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyterin Nakotorni ©
Yyterin Nakotorni

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Vapriikin Museokeskus and Vitikkala Manor. Step out of the city life by going to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Vitikkala Manor
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally cruise along Lietvesi Scenic Road. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Johanna Oras Art Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna tour planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Johanna Oras Art Gallery, Lietvesi Scenic Road, Kerimaki Church, Kolovesi National Park
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Koli Shop Retkitupa. Visiting Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Ukko-Koli will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park route maker app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 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 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Koli
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

3
nights
Saariselka

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.
Get some cultural insight at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Juutua Nature Trail about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Saariselka. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in October, with highs in Saariselka at 3°C and lows at -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step off the beaten path and head to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get outdoors at Yllas Ski Resort and Jemes Sport. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Konijanka Petting Zoo (in Akaslompolo) and Sarkitunturi (in Muonio). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Konijanka Petting Zoo, Jemes Sport, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 27th (Wed), stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, fly down the slopes at Ruka, and then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, stroll through Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables, and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Do your shopping at Kauppahalli and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Get some cultural insight at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Take a break from Oulu with a short trip to Rokuan Kansallispuisto in Ahmas, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, identify plant and animal life at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oulu travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rokuan Kansallispuisto, Koitelinkoski
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Rokuan Kansallispuisto ©
Rokuan Kansallispuisto
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy

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