6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in October, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus and then see the interesting displays at Tampere Mineral Museum.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere route planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums
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Koli National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 11th (Mon), explore the activities along Pielinen and then hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Plan my day in Rovaniemi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemi in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (3°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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."