15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Pori
— 2 nights
5
Vaasa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Stuttgart

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip builder .

Stuttgart, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stuttgart to Helsinki. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Stuttgart in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 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
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): trek along The Archipelago Trail, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Uto, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Trails
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, don't miss a visit to Rauma Water Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then look for gifts at 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. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Kuuskajaskari, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, and then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rauma trip planning website .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. 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
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Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), stroll around Kirjurinluoto, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Space Bowling & Billiards, then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, and finally stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori route planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Pori takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 9°C, while at night they dip 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 Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then get great views at Saltkaret. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Terranova, head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Stundars Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Vaasa attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Side Trips

Saltkaret, Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, childrens museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

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Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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