32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oulu
— 3 nights
2
Ranua
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
6
Pori
— 2 nights
7
Turku
— 5 nights
8
Helsinki
— 6 nights

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Marjaniemi Lighthouse and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Step out of the city life by going to Outdoors Oulu Oy and Nallikari Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen, contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, and admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu driving holiday planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Oulu is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Edmonton to Oulu. Traveling from Edmonton in October, you will find days in Oulu are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hailuoto, Raahe Museum, Haukipudas Church, Koitelinkoski
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Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Marjaniemi Lighthouse ©
Marjaniemi Lighthouse

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ranua trip site.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Ranua takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Wildlife
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

2
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.
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Pyha-Nattanen Fell (in Sodankyla) and Inari (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Juutua Nature Trail). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip app.

You can drive from Ranua to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. October in Saariselka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Pyha-Nattanen Fell, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get outdoors at Utra Beach and Orinoro Gorge. Shop till you drop at Taito Shop Savonlinna and Johanna Oras Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Mikkeli (Mikkeli Cathedral, Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, &more), Joensuu (Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko & Joensuu Church) and Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Savonlinna by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Savonlinna is a bit warmer than Saariselka - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Joensuu, Leppavirta, Kerimaki Church, Johanna Oras Art Gallery
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Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Finlayson Church. Do your shopping at Laukko Manor and Tallipihan Suklaapuoti. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Mantta-Vilppula (Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Serlachius Museum Gustaf, &more), Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna) and Parola (Holy Cross Church & The Parola Armour Museum). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Parola, Laukko Manor, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
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Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, thenkick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, thenhead outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pori Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thenstop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pori road trip app.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turun Kauppahalli and Turku Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hakaniemi Market and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Nuuksio National Park, Inkoon kirkko
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum