32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen and Marjaniemi Lighthouse. 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: Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, 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 (6°C), and nights are about the same (0°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 · Nature

Side Trips

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Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Marjaniemi Lighthouse ©
Marjaniemi Lighthouse

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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

Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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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.
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Inari) and Pyha-Nattanen Fell (in Sodankyla). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ranua to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. October in Saariselka sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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 Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta), Joensuu (Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko & Joensuu Church) and Mikkeli (Mikkeli Cathedral, Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Savonlinna in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Savonlinna is a bit warmer than Saariselka - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

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Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Vanha Kirkko. Do your shopping at Laukko Manor and Tallipihan Suklaapuoti. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Parola (Holy Cross Church & The Parola Armour Museum), Mantta-Vilppula (Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Serlachius Museum Gustaf, &more) and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

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 do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then head 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), then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then get 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 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turun Kauppahalli and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, have fun at Adventure Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; 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 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hakaniemi Market and Katajanokka. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and admire the landmark architecture of The National Library 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 10°C, and evening lows to 1°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 · Museums

Side Trips

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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