32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train
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Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Kotka

— 3 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. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Kouvola to see Repovesi National Park about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, browse the different shops at Shopping Centre Pasaati, and stroll around Riverside Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kotka online road trip planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Kotka is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Kotka is minus 3 hours. In September, Kotka is colder than Karachi - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

Koli National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, go for a walk through Rylays Hill, and trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park vacation app.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. October in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Go for a jaunt from Kuusamo to Juuma to see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Karhunkierros, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and take a pleasant ride with Wanha Raatesalmi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Koli National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Kuusamo, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saariselka planning site.

Drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Muonio

— 2 nights
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarkitunturi.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio vacation planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Muonio by car takes about 4 hours. In October in Muonio, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Oulu

— 3 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Hupisaaret Park, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, and see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Oulu sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 20th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari day trip website.

You can drive from Oulu to Mustasaari in 5 hours. October in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and VMB Fishing (in Salo). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 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."