14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki


2
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.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Mon), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel route planning tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jyvaskyla: Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen (in Tuuri) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Finnish Air Force Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and look for gifts at Punnitse & Saasta.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla online travel route planner .

Getting from Tampere to Jyvaskyla by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen, Himos Ski Resort, Petajavesi Old Church, Mikkeli Cathedral, Ahtari Zoo
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Room Escape Games
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

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nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 14th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Oulu Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Tietomaa, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally admire the striking features of Oulu Climbing Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip site .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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nights
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 16th (Tue): have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Oulu in October, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris