15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Saarijarvi
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Kotka
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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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 6th (Sat): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey builder website.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Barcelona in July, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 8th (Mon), stroll around Ainolan Puisto, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu route planner.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saarijarvi trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Oulu to Saarijarvi in 4 hours. In July in Saarijarvi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Nature · Parks
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will enjoy Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi--about 54 minutes away. It doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Saarijarvi to Tampere in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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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.
Attractions like Turku Castle and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku journey maker.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Moomin World, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then walk around Sapokka Water Garden, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip website.

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Nature
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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