15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Harma
— 1 night
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Change things up with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning site.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Heureka
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha ©
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Turku Castle and Moomin World. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Bellevue Beach in Hanko, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday website.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Naantali, Bellevue Beach
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JukuPark Turku ©
JukuPark Turku
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Bring the kids along to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi (in Forssa) and Hameenlinna (Palander House & Ahvenisto). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi ©
Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, thendon't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pori trip builder site.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Harma.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

1
night
Harma

Harma ©
On the 13th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Powerpark.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Harma online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Pori to Harma takes 3.5 hours. August in Harma sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online holiday planner.

You can drive from Harma to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Shopping
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village