15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

5
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.
Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Helsinki is 10 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vancouver in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and have fun at Moomin World.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku online travel planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 11th (Thu), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Mustasaari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 12th (Fri), stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lordi's Square and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker website .

Fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Savonlinna in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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