15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Lahti
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
End: Helsinki

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ekenas Archipelago National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kansallisgalleria and Room Escape Games. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 31st (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and then admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Adventure Park, then stroll around Kupittaa Park, and then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Pori are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Kuuskajaskari ©
Kuuskajaskari
Space Bowling & Billiards ©
Space Bowling & Billiards
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hupisaaret Park and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, walk around Ainolan Puisto, have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, and examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pori to Oulu in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu ©
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, and then step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere travel route planning site.

Getting from Oulu to Tampere by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center.

To see reviews and tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Lahti, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Riverside Park, Mielakka Ski Center, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park

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