15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
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.
On the 9th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then stop by Marimekko, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in October, you will find days in Helsinki are cooler (48°F), and nights are a bit cooler (35°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 15th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

You can plan Levi trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in October: high temperatures in Levi hover around 37°F and lows are around 27°F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
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 18th (Thu): laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, don't miss a visit to Tulenkantajat Literature Center & Bookstore, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Tampere: highs are around 45°F and lows about 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lahti.

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
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum, enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, then see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Vaaksy Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, and then get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Lahti trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Tampere to Lahti by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Lahti, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Vaaksy Canal
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Vaaksy Canal ©
Vaaksy Canal

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