15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Drive:  2 h 15 min
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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip app.

Stuttgart, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stuttgart to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stuttgart in October, things will get slightly colder 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
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 take a memorable tour with Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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
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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. 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.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, 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
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Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of 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, admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, 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

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
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 find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, 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

Side Trips

Saltkaret, Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere planner.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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