15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus:  18 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Ottawa

2
nights
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 19th (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Ottawa to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Ottawa - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), then see the interesting displays at Parola Tank Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Visavuori.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere online vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Visavuori, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, The Parola Armour Museum
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The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Bonk Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Uusikaupunki Old Church. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Nagu Church (in Nagu). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, stroll through Kultaranta Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pargas Church.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku journey planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Kultaranta Garden, Pargas Church, Louhisaari Manor, Nagu Church
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, stroll through Yyteri Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pori day trip planning app .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

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

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Galerie Anhava. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum, look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Pori to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Espoo, Finnish Aviation Museum, Maritime Centre Vellamo
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna