15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You've now added Zip Adventure Park to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): get interesting insight from Zip Adventure Park, then contemplate the long history of Stromso, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

Grand Rapids, USA to Vaasa is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Rapids to Vaasa is 7 hours. Traveling from Grand Rapids in September, expect Vaasa to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kirjurinluoto as well as Mysteeri Pori - Escape Room with a Story. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, then stroll around Kirjurinluoto, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and finally test your team's savvy at Mysteeri Pori - Escape Room with a Story.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Pori are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You've now added Ideapark to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then look for gifts at Ideapark.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere holiday planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Turku Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahalli. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Pernio to see Teijo National Park about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku tour planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Kids will enjoy Nuuksio National Park and Market Square Kauppatori. Pack the 14th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, look for gifts at Artisaani, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."