15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Dorval, Bus to Montreal, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Fly to Montreal, Bus to Dorval, Train to Ottawa

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), see Santa Claus Office, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at 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.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary maker.

Ottawa, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Ottawa in September, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 13°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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, then see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), then examine the collection at The Parola Armour Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and finally take an in-depth tour of Visavuori.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere holiday planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Pargas Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Louhisaari Manor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum, Uusikaupunki Old Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History and take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows 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

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

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Pori

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

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Pori are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

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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.
Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall has been added to your itinerary. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Finnish Aviation Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka, approximately Kotka away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, take a stroll through Katajanokka, don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

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Traveling by car from Pori to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 1:

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."