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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Levi
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
11
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
12
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
13
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Stuttgart

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 12th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and finally hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online itinerary planner .

Stuttgart, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Stuttgart in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
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 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Turku using our 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 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, and then get your game on at Moomin World.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Naantali attractions planner .

Naantali is just a stone's throw from Turku. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Naantali

Theme Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Naantali Church ©
Naantali Church

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rauma travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Naantali to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Rauma, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then walk around Kirjurinluoto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

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 19th (Sat): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then examine the collection at Terranova.

Planning Vaasa trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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1
night
Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then walk around Ainolan Puisto, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Oulu day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip tool .

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Oulu in October, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
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 23rd (Wed), make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, and finally stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Konijanka Petting Zoo and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then make a trip to Paateri, and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lieksa trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Lieksa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Akaslompolo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lieksa, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Museums
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the activities along Kiikunlahde, then take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, then see the interesting displays at Apulandia, and finally let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti online road trip planner .

Drive from Lieksa to Lahti in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. October in Lahti sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kiikunlahde
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Kiikunlahde ©
Kiikunlahde
Apulandia ©
Apulandia
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

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