15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip builder

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly
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Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 3 nights
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna will thrill your kids. Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki travel planner.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Helsinki. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks
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Jyvaskyla

— 3 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet (in Karstula), Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). There's more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland and examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip planning site.

Fly from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jyvaskyla, with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Oulu

— 3 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Bring the kids along to Nallikari Beach and Ainolan Puisto. The adventure continues: stroll around Hupisaaret Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, and explore the activities along Koitelinkoski.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oulu travel planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Rovaniemi Church will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."