15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Terrace
Fly:  27​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Terrace

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): have fun at Santa Claus Office, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip site .

Terrace, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Terrace to Rovaniemi. When traveling from Terrace in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Lieksa (Paateri & Pielisen Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Joensuu online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. In August, daytime highs in Joensuu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Lieksa, Koli Shop Retkitupa
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Terranova, then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, and finally head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa vacation planning website .

You can drive from Joensuu to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mustasaari
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then trek along The Archipelago Trail, and finally walk around Kultaranta Garden. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder website .

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for home on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

Similar Plans

18 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Finland BY A USER FROM MEXICO September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Finland BY A USER FROM HONG KONG July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Finland BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Finland BY A USER FROM OMAN September, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Finland BY A USER FROM DENMARK June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Finland BY A USER FROM TAIWAN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans