15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip builder.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Helsinki is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Helsinki, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Helsinki is colder than Buenos Aires - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): get your game on at Moomin World, get engrossed in the history 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.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then identify plant and animal life at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of 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): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola day trip app.

Drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kouvola to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kouvola in October; daily highs in Saariselka reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): get curious at Pilke Science Centre and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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