15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

Doncaster, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Doncaster to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doncaster in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, around -1°C, while days are much colder, around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 1st (Mon), hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Wanha Raatesalmi and then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Nature

Side Trip

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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, relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park day trip app.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kuusamo in November since evenings lows in Koli National Park dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Linden Esplanade) and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kouvola road trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In November in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 9th (Tue), take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then trek along The Archipelago Trail, and finally find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kouvola to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Turku sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:

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: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:

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."