15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
6
Inari
— 1 night
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thendon't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip builder site.

Ottawa, Canada to Tampere is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Tampere is 7 hours. In September, Tampere is a bit cooler than Ottawa - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenbrowse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 8th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then catch a live event at Wiklof Holding Arena.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn online visit planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Wiklof Holding Arena ©
Wiklof Holding Arena

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, hit the slopes at Ruka, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

Plan a trip to Kuusamo easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Mariehamn to Kuusamo by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mariehamn in September: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

Before you visit Inari, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Kansallisgalleria. Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll around Sibelius Monument, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning app.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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