15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planner.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Kotka (Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, Linden Esplanade, &more). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kouvola driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Turku

— 1 night
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 19th (Tue): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and finally get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kouvola to Turku in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Mustasaari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park visit planning site.

Drive from Mustasaari to Koli National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Koli National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."