15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Newcastle upon Tyne
train + Fly:  9​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Newcastle upon Tyne

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at SantaPark, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, and then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in September, with highs in Rovaniemi at 13°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

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#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Safaris

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hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari journey planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
days
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, and finally appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Savonlinna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, then look for gifts at Alko, and finally look for gifts at Keittioelamaa. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pori online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Pori sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally have fun at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku travel website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

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Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

4
days
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.
Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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