15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Detroit
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Lahti
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Detroit

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 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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Detroit, USA to Tampere is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Detroit in October, with highs in Tampere at 45°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Finlayson Church ©
Finlayson Church

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pori travel route builder tool.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Pori sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 21st (Sun), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 22nd (Mon), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo journey maker site.

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Akaslompolo with the Route module. Traveling from Mustasaari in October, expect Akaslompolo to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, stroll around Kultaranta Garden, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Akaslompolo to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Akaslompolo in October, with highs in Turku at 48°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lahti.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Kuusisto Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 26th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Lahti takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October in Lahti, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

5
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 outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and stop by Marimekko.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Lahti to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church