15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Relax by the water at Aurlahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Helsinki, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kallahdenniemi Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Aurlahti Beach
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then stroll around Kupittaa Park, then trek along The Archipelago Trail, and finally walk around Kultaranta Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get interesting insight from Bike Rental - by Carfield, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip builder .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko, kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Sundom, then stroll through Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, and then head outdoors with Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla.

Discover how to plan a Vaasa trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko ©

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 18th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo and then contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Koitelinkoski, Haukipudas Church
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Koitelinkoski
Koitelinkoski
Safaris
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Keep things going the next day: raise your glass at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, then make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then see Multi-day Tours, and finally get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip app .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Photography Tours
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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