15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Shuttle + Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Buenos Aires

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Heureka. Your inner history buff will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online journey planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Helsinki. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Heureka, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kouvola takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Woikosken Automuseo, Hiidenvuori
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kouvola to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kouvola in October, things will get slightly colder in Saariselka: highs are around 3°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Poro Farmi and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, get curious at Pilke Science Centre and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre