15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip site.

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 to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Seoul in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be cooler, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Old Rauma will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Turku Cathedral and Naantali Old Town. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island & The Church of the Holy Cross). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Savo Railway Line Museum and Natural History Museum of Central Finland. Take a break from Jyvaskyla with a short trip to Taidekeskus Honkahovi Art Center in Mantta-Vilppula, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, and learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla vacation maker.

Getting from Turku to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. 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

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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, then explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, then examine 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, then explore 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 22°C and lows of 12°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 · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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, then explore 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, then take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, then get 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 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."