15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakaniemi Market. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

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

Las Vegas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 48°F and lows about 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, stroll through The Parikkala Sculpture Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip maker site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: highs in Savonlinna hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Claus Village. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then stop by LAURI, and finally get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (37°F), and nights are about the same (30°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in October, you will find days in Tampere are somewhat warmer (45°F), and nights are about the same (33°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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 21st (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, go for a walk through Gunnarstrand, and then stroll through Bellevue Beach. On the next day, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, stroll through Kupittaa Park, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku online trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Turku sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Hanko
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Porvoo Old Town has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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