15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
train + foot + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Lahti
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

4
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.
Let the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma capture your imagination. Ullanlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and shop like a local with Old Market Hall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site .

Philadelphia, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Helsinki. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, you will find days in Helsinki are colder (48°F), and nights are slightly colder (35°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island day trip site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Tours, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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hours
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In October, Akaslompolo is little chillier than Turku - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 23rd (Tue), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Mustasaari in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, Mustasaari is somewhat warmer than Akaslompolo - with highs of 45°F and lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

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
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere route planner.

Drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Theme Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then enjoy some diversion at Hohtokeila Lahti.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Lahti sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 35°F at night. You will leave for home on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Lahti

#Fun & Games, #Shopping
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti

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