15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

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Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Turku

— 2 nights
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): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Turun Taidehalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planning app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Turku is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, things will get colder in Turku: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta and then shop like a local with Tikanoja Art Museum.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Vaasa attractions planner.

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Vaasa to Sotkamo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. September in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
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Koli National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Akka-Koli Hill and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Saariselka with the Route module. Traveling from Koli National Park in September, Saariselka is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Helsinki

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka. Get some historical perspective at Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, walk around The Esplanadi Park, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:

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."