15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Train to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Berlin Tegel, Train to Dresden

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip site.

Dresden, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dresden to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dresden in September, with highs in Rovaniemi at 13°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

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: stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park travel route planner.

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, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Tue), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then make a trip to Pikkukirkko. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church and then don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Turku

— 1 night
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 11th (Sat): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kouvola to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

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."