13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
5
Tampere
— 2 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Paavolan Tammi. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Teijo National Park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and browse the collection at The National Library of Finland.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker website.

Madrid, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Madrid to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect nights in Helsinki to be slightly colder, around °C, while days are cooler, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Teijo National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Saariselka visit planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In September, Saariselka is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get outdoors at Rokuan Kansallispuisto and Superpark Oulu. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hupisaaret Park and Koitelinkoski. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Oulu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Koitelinkoski, Rokuan Kansallispuisto
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Rokuan Kansallispuisto ©
Rokuan Kansallispuisto
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Tue), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, and then walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere travel planner.

Getting from Oulu to Tampere by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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