15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 1 night
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
6
Saariselka
— 1 night
7
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nuuksio National Park and The National Museum of Finland. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Paavolan Tammi in Lohjan Island, approximately Lohjan Island away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in September, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum, Paavolan Tammi
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 14th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and then examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, thenexplore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kouvola are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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 16th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip app.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary site.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hit the slopes at Ruka.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo tour itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in September, you will find days in Kuusamo are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hiidenkirnut. Step off the beaten path and head to Syvasenvaara Fell and Arctic Emotions Oy. Change things up with a short trip to Luosto Adventures in Luosto (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

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