15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally catch a live event at Lappi Areena.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online travel route planner.

New Delhi, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Rovaniemi. In October, Rovaniemi is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

Make your Savonlinna itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Akaslompolo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Akaslompolo in October, with highs in Savonlinna at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, then look for gifts at Alko, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere route planning app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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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 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle. On the next day, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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