14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Vaasa
— 1 night
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Kemi
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Inari
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Sun), tour in harmony with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku journey planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

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 18th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning website.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa route planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vaasa are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oulu visit planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Oulu, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. You'll set off for Kemi on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 21st (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski, cast your line with Nordic Safaris, then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Perameren Kansallispuisto, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kemi are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Lordi's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kemi in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Inari are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Inari

Museums

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Inari to Kuopio in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in October, with highs in Kuopio at 7°C and lows at 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Nature · Parks

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner.

You can fly from Kuopio to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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."