15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Kuwait City

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

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

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In June, Rovaniemi is colder than Kuwait City - with highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, see the interesting displays at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planning tool .

Drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Emil Aaltosen Museo ©
Emil Aaltosen Museo

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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 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
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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 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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