15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Guide-Matti and Nuuksio National Park. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning tool.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Helsinki is little chillier than London - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Savonlinna

— 4 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Step out of the city life by going to Kolovesi National Park and Linnansaari National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Puumala (Lake Saimaa & Lietvesi Scenic Road). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online holiday maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect nights in Savonlinna to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Get in touch with nature at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Neitikoski Rapids. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, explore the activities along Pielinen, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park tour builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 29th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."