15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Berlin

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Arboretum Mustila and Nuuksio National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Castle Hill). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder tool .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Arboretum Mustila, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kiutakongas Rapids and Safaris. Visiting Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Riisitunturi National Park will get you outdoors. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kuusamo travel route tool .

Fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

1
night
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuhmo visit planner .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Kuhmo in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

2
nights
Inari

Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get outdoors at Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kuhmo to Inari in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. Take a break from the city and head to Feelapland and Auttikongas. Next up on the itinerary: stop by LAURI and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning site .

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
LAURI ©
LAURI

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