15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Chattanooga
+2
Bus + Subway + Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
6
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Ranua
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Chattanooga

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.
Katajanokka and Kallio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki journey planning app.

Chattanooga, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chattanooga to Helsinki. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Chattanooga in September, with highs in Helsinki at 61°F and lows at 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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 (Thu): stop by Naantali Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, thenhead outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni, and finally admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pori road trip planning tool.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Pori are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyterin Nakotorni ©
Yyterin Nakotorni

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 19th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour planning app.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Stone Castle of Pirunvuori
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Levi road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in September: highs in Levi hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka tour builder tool.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

4
nights
Ranua

Ranua ©
Get outdoors at Ruka and Ranua Zoo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nallikari Beach and Perameren Kansallispuisto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ranua: Syote Ski & Nature Resort (in Syote) and Kemi Church (in Kemi).

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ranua trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Saariselka to Ranua in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kemi, Syote Ski & Nature Resort, Ruka, Nallikari Beach
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Ruka ©
Ruka
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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