15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
Train + Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. Head to Old Market Hall and Hietalahti Marketfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and look for gifts at Marimekko Oyj.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary builder site.

Philadelphia, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Helsinki. When traveling from Philadelphia in October, plan for cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 48°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 22nd (Mon), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Akaslompolo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Turku in October, with highs in Akaslompolo at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 23rd (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Akaslompolo to Mustasaari. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Akaslompolo in October, with highs in Mustasaari at 45°F and lows at 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Mustasaari to Tampere by car takes about 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 26th (Fri), ponder the design of Musical Fountain, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and then perfect your strike at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lahti trip planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 35°F. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping Fun & Games
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain
Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti

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