15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Train
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Stuttgart to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Stuttgart in October, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 16th (Wed): hike along The Archipelago Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): head off the coast to Uto, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and then get outside with Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Kuuskajaskari, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, and then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Rauma sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then stroll around Kirjurinluoto, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards, view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Pori takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then get great views at Saltkaret. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Terranova, get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Stundars Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:

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."