35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 4 nights
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 4 nights
4
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
5
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
6
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
7
Sotkamo
— 4 nights
8
Oulu
— 2 nights
9
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
10
Helsinki
— 7 nights

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mediamuseo Rupriikki and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Visiting Rauhaniemi Beach and Yyteri Beach will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Pori to see Juselius Mausoleum about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with FUN53 Charter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and walk around Nasi Park.

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Verona, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Verona to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Verona in October, plan for colder days in Tampere, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then go for a stroll along the water at Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kimito Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Kimito Island are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Teresia and Rafael Lonnstrom Home Museum). There's much more to do: stroll through The Archipelago Trail, browse the collection at Turku City Library, get your game on at Moomin World, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, thenkick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Mustasaari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Vaasa
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

1
night
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 14th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thenappreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenappreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rantasalmi tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In October in Rantasalmi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

5
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Paha-Koli Hill. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paimenen Polku Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online route maker.

Drive from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

4
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. We've included these beaches for you: Hiukka and Venajanhiekka. Get in touch with nature at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Hiidenportti National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Sotkamo side-trips: Jyrkkakosken Ruukki (in Sonkajarvi), Korkeakoski (in Tuovilanlahti) and Iisalmi market hall (in Iisalmi).

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Sotkamo in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rautavaara, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Korkeakoski, Iisalmi market hall
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Korkeakoski ©
Korkeakoski

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, thenhunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, thenexamine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, thenget curious at Tietomaa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Oulu route planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Oulu takes 3 hours. October in Oulu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
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Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 27th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi, and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Pyhatunturi takes 4.5 hours. In October, Pyhatunturi is a bit cooler than Oulu - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyhatunturi
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: The Devil's Stairs (in Porvoo) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Pyhatunturi to Helsinki with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pyhatunturi in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Devil's Stairs, Flamingo Entertainment Center, Stromforsin Ruukki
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 4:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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