44 days in Finland Itinerary

44 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 23 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Syote
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Inari
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
8
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Helsinki

23
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nuuksio National Park and Lehman. Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Lemmenlaakson luonnonsuojelualue (in Jarvenpaa) and Porvoo (Castle Hill, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. There's much more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, walk around Sapokka Water Garden, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aijanniemi Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route builder site.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Siltakyla, Vantaa, Sipoo
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, and then kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vaasa tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Syote.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto

2
nights
Syote

Syote ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

Plan my day in Syote using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Vaasa to Syote in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vaasa in September, you will find days in Syote are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). You will leave for Inari on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Syote

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Posio
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

3
nights
Inari

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 2nd (Wed): trek along Juutua Nature Trail and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Syote to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Southern Konnevesi National park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planning site.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuopio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in October: high temperatures in Kuopio hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Southern Konnevesi National park
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Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Kuopio to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bellevue Beach
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pori trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park ©
Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 13th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Oulu takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Pori in October, you will find days in Oulu are slightly colder (6°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Rokuan Kansallispuisto
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Rokuan Kansallispuisto ©
Rokuan Kansallispuisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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