15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Train
7
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
8
Oulu
— 1 night
Train
9
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
10
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
11
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
12
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive
13
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Stuttgart

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and finally hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online route maker.

Stuttgart, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stuttgart to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In October, Helsinki is little chillier than Stuttgart - with highs of 10°C and lows of 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 · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Turku

— 1 night
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 15th (Tue): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

Naantali

— 1 night
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. 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 have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Naantali online trip itinerary builder.

Naantali is just a stone's throw from Turku. In October, daily temperatures in Naantali can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Naantali

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 17th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip itinerary maker site.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Fri), stroll through Yyteri Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then stroll around Kirjurinluoto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pori day trip planning tool.

Getting from Rauma to Pori by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October in Pori, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

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): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere holiday builder app.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. 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 see the interesting displays at Terranova.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Vaasa vacation maker app.

Take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then stroll around Hupisaaret Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Oulu using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oulu in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and finally stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Shopping · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stroll through Konijanka Petting Zoo and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Lieksa

— 1 night
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. On the 25th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, and then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lieksa trip planning site.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Lieksa by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Akaslompolo in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lieksa, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Kiikunlahde, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, then examine the collection at Apulandia, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip planning tool.

Getting from Lieksa to Lahti by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 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."

Koli National Park travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage. Koli lies on the western shore of Lake Pielinen. Its slopes are home to the country's longest valley dotted with waterfalls and caves. Long regarded as a sacrificial site and sacred abode of powerful spirits, the area was uninhabited until the mid-18th century. Slash-and-burn agricultural heritage and traditional Finnish breeds of cow and sheep are still highly valued in Koli. The area's hills, lakes, and narrow islands invite nature enthusiasts to enjoy outdoor activities year round.