15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
2
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in September, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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4
nights
Koli National Park

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.
Take a break from Koli National Park with a short trip to Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Paateri, explore the activities along Pielinen, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and get great views at Rylays Hill.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in October, you will find days in Koli National Park are little chillier (6°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Pielinen ©
Water Body
Pielinen
5.0
Paateri ©
Landmark
Paateri
4.8
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Outdoor Activity
Neitikoski Rapids
5.0

1
night
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Koli National Park in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
History Museum
Arktikum
4.1
Santa Claus Office ©
Character Experience
Santa Claus Office
3.8

2
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 10th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, and finally take a memorable tour with Zip Adventure Park.

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You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in October: highs in Vaasa hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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3
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with a short trip to VMB Fishing in Salo (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip site.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
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Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
History Museum
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
4.4

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