31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Train
7
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
10
Tampere
— 4 nights
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Helsinki — 4 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in October, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.
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Kouvola — 2 nights

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Palotorninvuori Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Koli National Park.
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto in Rautavaara (about 1h 40 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Pielinen, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.
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Kuusamo — 2 nights

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): trek along Kanjonin Kurkkaus Trail, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then see what you can catch with Posioutdoors, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo road trip app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Traveling from Koli National Park in October, you will find days in Kuusamo are a bit cooler (3°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.
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Levi — 2 nights

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then see what you can catch with Outdoors Yllas, then pedal to the sights with Hidden Trails Lapland, and finally stroll through Yllas Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Foxfires Arctic Spa Sauna Experience, explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Activity Park, and then stop by Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi route maker site.

Drive from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Elf's Farmyard, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and stop by Santa Claus' Main Post Office.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.
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Oulu — 3 nights

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with Finnaction, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, Oulu is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mustasaari.
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Mustasaari — 2 nights

Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mustasaari itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Mustasaari takes 5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.
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Turku — 4 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Salo (VMB Fishing & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and stroll around Alppiruusupuisto.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Turku takes 5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.
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Tampere — 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Gegwen Getaways in Lempaala, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route builder tool.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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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."
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