22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Muonio
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Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Muonio

— 2 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. Step out of the city life by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Keimiotunturi Fell. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Sarkitunturi, ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Muonio trip itinerary planner.

Portland, USA to Muonio is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. You can also travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Portland to Muonio. While traveling from Portland, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Muonio, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then trek along Ruijanpolku Trail.

Plan trip to Saariselka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Koli National Park

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Paha-Koli Hill. There's lots more to do: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Koli National Park with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 14th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vaasa itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Tampere

— 2 nights

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 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then test the waters at Tullin Sauna, and finally savor a hot drink at Tea Shop Veistrom.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): hike along The Archipelago Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally see what you can catch with VMB Fishing. Keep things going the next day: hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku visit planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Tykkimaen Sauna.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kouvola takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trips

Helsinki

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Katajanokka, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and stop by Ullanlinna.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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."