15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
Drive + 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kallio Church and Cathedral of Porvoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel website .

Chattanooga, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Chattanooga in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 61°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Thu), take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor.

Start your trip to Turku by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, stroll through Yyteri Beach, then head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Pori sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri 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, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

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.
On the 21st (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Levi, with highs around 53°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka route builder site .

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Take a break from the city and head to Nallikari Beach and Ranua Zoo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ruka and Syote Ski & Nature Resort. Explore Ranua's surroundings by going to Kemi (Kemi Church & Perameren Kansallispuisto).

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ranua sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Ranua in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Ranua

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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