15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
6
Turku
— 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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 21st (Tue), hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka route website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In September, Saariselka is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Trails · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
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 National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the activities along Pielinen, relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, and hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In September in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Plan trip to Mustasaari with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Mustasaari in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Wed), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Turun Taidehalli. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral and then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

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."