7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tampere
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Tampere

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Tampere to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): trek along Juutua Nature Trail, then examine the collection at Siida, and then surround yourself with nature on Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in October, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around 3°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, explore the activities along Pakasaivo, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

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You can drive from Inari to Muonio in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Muonio are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Ruka.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip maker site .

You can drive from Muonio to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Sat), head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku holiday planning app .

Fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in October, with highs in Turku at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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