15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

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.
Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in April, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 47°F and lows about 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere vacation builder app .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stop by Porin Kauppahalli, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

Make your Pori itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli

1
night
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 (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip app .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Akaslompolo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in April, expect Akaslompolo to be little chillier, temps between 38°F and 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lordi's Square and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 26°F at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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