15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tampere
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Tampere
— 1 night
End: Tampere

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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Tampere to Helsinki is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu visit planner .

Fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Oulu are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 5th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and then see Santa Claus Office.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Luosto visit planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luosto, with lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 8th (Thu), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online day trip planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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 9th (Fri): browse the collection at Turku City Library and then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Akaslompolo to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Akaslompolo in March, things will get a bit warmer in Turku: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pori trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online tour planner .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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