35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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35 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Verona
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Sotkamo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Verona

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
We've included these beaches for you: Yyteri Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Juselius Mausoleum in Pori--about 1h 50 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get outside with FUN53 Charter, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour itinerary planner .

Verona, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Verona to Tampere. Traveling from Verona in October, you will find days in Tampere are much colder (8°C), and nights are little chillier (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then don't miss a visit to Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island tour website .

You can drive from Tampere to Kimito Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik
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 in touch with nature at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Rauma (Old Rauma & Teresia and Rafael Lonnstrom Home Museum). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, have fun at Moomin World, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker tool .

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 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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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. On the 12th (Fri), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vaasa
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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 striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rantasalmi trip builder site .

Getting from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In October in Rantasalmi, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature 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 ©
Get in touch with nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can 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. Get outdoors at Venajanhiekka and Hiukka. Venture out of the city with trips to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara), Jyrkkakosken Ruukki (in Sonkajarvi) and Iisalmi market hall (in Iisalmi). Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Korkeakoski.

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Drive from Koli National Park to Sotkamo in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rautavaara, Iisalmi market hall, Korkeakoski, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki
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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): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then have fun at Tietomaa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Oulu takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Oulu to Pyhatunturi in 5 hours. In October, Pyhatunturi is slightly colder than Oulu - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Visit Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and The Devil's Stairs (in Porvoo). Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pyhatunturi to Helsinki. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Pyhatunturi in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, The Devil's Stairs, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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