15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, around 6°C, while days are colder, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
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Lieksa

— 4 nights
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Koli National Park (Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Paha-Koli Hill, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Paateri, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Lieksa trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In September, daytime highs in Lieksa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Askainen and see Louhisaari Manor, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get advice or help at Turku City Library, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Turku takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

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."