15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker .

Vancouver, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Vancouver in June, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Sun), get great views at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Vaasa road trip site .

Getting from Koli National Park to Vaasa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. June in Vaasa sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Visavuori in Valkeakoski, about 36 minutes away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

2
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 (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then make a trip to Naantali Old Town, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku journey planning website .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

3
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.
Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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