15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Tea Shop Veistrom and then test the waters at Tullin Sauna. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, shop like a local with Galleria Ronga, then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere journey builder tool.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 8°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip maker website.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Hiukka, then get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli, and then kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sotkamo online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vaasa to Sotkamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vaasa in October, you will find days in Sotkamo are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 22nd (Fri): fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower. On the next day, explore the activities along Pielinen, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 24th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then take a stroll around Ankkapurha Cultural Park, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip builder.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In October in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Galerie Forsblom. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

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Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:

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."