9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Ruotsinpyhtaa
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Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 day
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi Airport
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 1 day
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. On the 27th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then stroll around Riverside Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ruotsinpyhtaa travel route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Ruotsinpyhtaa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Ruotsinpyhtaa to be much colder, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, and then take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route planning website.

Explore your travel options from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Rovaniemi with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ruotsinpyhtaa in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inari online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Turku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in October, with highs in Turku at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

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Helsinki

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.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then look for gifts at Taiga Colors, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."