15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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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
Drive:  4 h
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 Nuuksio National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Castle Hill. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. Pack the 31st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planner.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Arboretum Mustila, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Get outdoors at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Kiutakongas Rapids. There's more to do: stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo road trip site.

Getting from Helsinki to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in September, things will get slightly colder in Kuusamo: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

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

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 see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuhmo trip planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Kuhmo in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get outdoors at Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Getting from Kuhmo to Inari by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September in Inari, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Auttikongas. Step out of the city life by going to Syvasenvaara Fell and Feelapland. There's still lots to do: get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip maker.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

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