15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 1 night

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Teijo National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, approximately Poytya away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip maker site.

New York City, USA to Turku is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Turku is 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Turku reach 48°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Must see
Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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National Park
Teijo National Park
4.6

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Marttinen (in Virrat) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tampere using our trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

2
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 23rd (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in October: highs in Kuusamo hover around 37°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
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Canyon
Julma Olkky
4.7

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then get advice or help at Riihisaari, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Savonlinna travel site.

Drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in October, expect nights in Savonlinna to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Church
Pikkukirkko
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Visitor Center
Riihisaari
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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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 outdoors at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Ukko-Koli Hill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Ukko-Koli. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Pielinen, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, and see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Ski Area
Ukko-Koli
4.8

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, walk around Sibelius Monument, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti).

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Traveling from Koli National Park in October, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Historic Walking Area
Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti)
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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
4.4

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