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
Drive
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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 is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen and Haukipudas Church. Step out of the city life by going to Outdoors Oulu Oy and Hupisaaret Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Hailuoto (Luovon Puoji & Marjaniemi Lighthouse) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, and appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

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Edmonton, Canada to Oulu is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Oulu is 9 hours. 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). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ranua.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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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

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
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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 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

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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 Joensuu (Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko & Joensuu Church), Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta) 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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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 Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. 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), Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna) and Mantta-Vilppula (Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Serlachius Museum Gustaf, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, 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 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:

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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 train; or take a bus. 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

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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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 Naantali Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, have fun at Adventure Park, and don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

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 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:

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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 Nuuksio National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) 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 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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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."