15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Sun), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 11th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi attractions planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Nature, #Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pyhatunturi to Savonlinna. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mustasaari journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mustasaari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 15th (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning app .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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