15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurlahti Beach and Kallahdenniemi Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuuksio National Park and Cathedral of Porvoo. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day 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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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, stroll around Kupittaa Park, thentrek along The Archipelago Trail, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden. Keep things going the next day: stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thengrab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough 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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then get outside with Setterbergin Puisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Sundom, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, and then get outside with Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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 ©
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 and then walk around Hupisaaret Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo and then contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

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Drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. 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

Haukipudas Church, Koitelinkoski
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski
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: try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, shop like a local with Marttiini Store Old Factory, and then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday website.

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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