15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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 some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like The National Museum of Finland and Kansallisgalleria. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, wander the streets of Katajanokka, head off the coast to Harakka Island, and visit Ullanlinna.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online journey planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time (KST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seoul in August: highs in Helsinki hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Old Rauma and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island & The Church of the Holy Cross). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku online visit planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Serlachius Museum Gustaf and The Alvar Aalto Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Savo Railway Line Museum and Natural History Museum of Central Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Mantta-Vilppula (Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art & Taidekeskus Honkahovi Art Center). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), and pause for some serene contemplation at Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Savo Railway Line Museum, Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko)
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Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Savo Railway Line Museum ©
Savo Railway Line Museum

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 12th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, thenexplore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, thenexamine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, and finally head outdoors with Superpark Oulu. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Kierikkikeskus, examine the collection at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Oulu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, thentake an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, thenget engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Nature Parks
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Arktikum ©
Arktikum