15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

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 The National Museum of Finland. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel route planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Seoul to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. 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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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 Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see The Church of the Holy Cross, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

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 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°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

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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 Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Savo Railway Line Museum and Taidekeskus Honkahovi Art Center. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History 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 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°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

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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

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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, 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: examine the collection at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, then 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.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Oulu trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Oulu takes 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 up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 ©

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 · Parks · Historic Sites
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum