14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Get outdoors at Keimiotunturi Fell and Pakasaivo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sarkitunturi and Konijanka Petting Zoo.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brussels in September; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ruijanpolku Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gold Prospector Museum and Saariselka Reindeer Farm. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Pyha-Nattanen Fell in Sodankyla, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

Fly from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Juutua Nature Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Inari trip builder.

Drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Inari, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wanha Raatesalmi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kuusamo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Aalto House and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Finnish Aviation Museum and Design District. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), snap pictures at Rakkauden Silta, and stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Kuusamo in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Finland travel guide

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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."