15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: St. Petersburg
Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Tampere
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: St. Petersburg

3
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 off the beaten path and head to Katajanokka and Nuuksio National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki, and appreciate the history behind Maternal Love Sculpture (Aidinrakkaus).

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St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sapokka Water Garden, Porvoo Old Town
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 19th (Sat), hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saariselka online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in October; daily highs in Saariselka reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 21st (Mon), take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi tour itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory

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 24th (Thu), stop by Naantali Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Turku, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pori vacation planner.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Pori sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get outdoors at Rapola Ridge and Pohtiolampi. Step out of Tampere to go to Palkane and see Strutsitila Syrjynen, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere online itinerary planner.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strutsitila Syrjynen, Rapola Ridge, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pohtiolampi ©
Pohtiolampi
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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