15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Seattle

3
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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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner .

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Seattle to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in May, with highs in Helsinki at 60°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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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 16th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, explore the galleries of Louhisaari Manor, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, get great views at Saltkaret, and then explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, then examine the collection at Terranova, and finally get your game on at Makeitout.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Vaasa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Lieksa (Paateri, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, and trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

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Traveling by car from Vaasa to Joensuu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pyhatunturi and see Pyha-Luosto National Park, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Joensuu in May: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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