15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  2​h
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas


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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder website .

Las Vegas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Helsinki. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in October, with highs in Helsinki at 48°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sibelius Monument ©
Sibelius Monument
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

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

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in October; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 37°F and lows reach 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 45°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku day trip tool .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, walk around Lilla holmen, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, then steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn route maker app .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip website .

Getting from Mariehamn to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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