15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Syote
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. In September, Helsinki is much colder than Ahmedabad - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 6th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and finally explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, stop by Punnitse & Saasta, snap pictures at Kuokkalan silta, then stroll through Tourujoen Luontopolku, and finally take in the views from Karkisten Silta.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Nallikari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu attractions planning site.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Syote

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Syote National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Syote trip planner.

Drive from Oulu to Syote in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Syote can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Syote

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

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 13th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally catch a live event at Lappi Areena.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

You can drive from Syote to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.