31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Inari
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Lahore

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Helsinki

— 7 nights

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Kallahdenniemi Beach. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route site.

Lahore, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Lahore in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 8:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll get in some beach time at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Naantali Old Town and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori road trip planning tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll get in some beach time at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Suolijarvi Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rauhaniemi Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, and join in the after-dark buzz at Tea Shop Veistrom.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere day trip site.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in October: high temperatures in Inari hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll around Hupisaaret Park, grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Oulu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Oulu sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Hiukka. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Sotkamo in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Kuopio

— 3 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Tahko Spa and Southern Konnevesi National park. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and admire all the interesting features of Puijo Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Kuopio in 3 hours. In October in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kotka.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Kotka

— 4 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lehman and Aijanniemi Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beach Mansikkalahti and Linden Esplanade. Take a break from Kotka with a short trip to Tykkimaen Sauna in Kouvola, about 56 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden and browse the different shops at Shopping Centre Pasaati.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Kotka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."