45 days in Finland Itinerary

45 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Muonio
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Muonio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
10
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 6 nights
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Helsinki

— 7 nights

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 8:

Muonio

— 3 nights
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell, take in the awesome beauty at Sarkitunturi, explore the activities along Pakasaivo, and contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Muonio. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect Muonio to be slightly colder, temps between 12°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip tool.

You can drive from Muonio to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:

Koli National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, make a trip to Paateri, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland and then make a trip to Rapio Mill.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Mikkeli

— 3 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Mikkeli's surroundings by going to St. George Church (in Joroinen), Viewing Platform in Puumala (in Puumala) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, stop by Stella, and get great views at Neitvuori.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mikkeli driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Riverside Park (in Kotka) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

Make your Kouvola itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Mikkeli to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mariehamn: Eckero (Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum & Karingsunds Viltsafari) and Salis Batteri (in Aland Island). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and head off the coast to Kobba Klintar.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku with an excursion to VMB Fishing in Salo--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Yyteri Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Pori trip website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Tampere

— 6 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). The adventure continues: stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for gifts at Hameenkatu, and get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.