31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Helsinki

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.
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 Nuuksio National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

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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

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National Park
Nuuksio National Park
4.7

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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 · Outdoors

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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
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World heritage site
Old Rauma
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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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 · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
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Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6
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Outdoor Activity
Yyterin Nakotorni
1.7

3
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

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 Hatanpaa Arboretum. Step out of the city life by going to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Vitikkala Manor in Jamsa--about 1h 20 min 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 Rauhaniemi Beach.

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 train; or take a bus. 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 · Beaches

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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9
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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4
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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8

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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

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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National Park
Kolovesi National Park
4.8
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Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7

4
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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 Neitikoski Rapids. Visiting Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0

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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 Gold Prospector Museum. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saariselka online journey builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Saariselka. Traveling from Koli National Park in October, expect Saariselka to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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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 Yllas Ski Resort. Get outdoors at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Sarkitunturi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi) and Konijanka Petting Zoo (in Akaslompolo). 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 · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
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Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
4.1

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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

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

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Ski Area
Ruka
4.4
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Canyon
Julma Olkky
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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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Biking Trail
Outdoors Oulu Oy
4.8

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