15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

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

1
night
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 (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: see Santa Claus Office, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary app .

Oulu to Rovaniemi is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. June in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Tue), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Before you visit Vaasa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Vaasa sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Visavuori in Valkeakoski (about 36 minutes away). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

6
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 46 minutes away. Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill