15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

4
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.
Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online travel route planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Helsinki. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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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 22nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, then have fun at Moomin World, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku attractions planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online journey maker .

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Plan a Mustasaari trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mustasaari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Muonio road trip app .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Muonio takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Mustasaari in October, things will get little chillier in Muonio: highs are around 1°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 28th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi journey builder app .

You can drive from Muonio to Pyhatunturi in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online holiday maker .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Fun & Games
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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