15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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. Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing planning tool.

Phoenix, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Phoenix to Helsinki. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 47°F and lows are around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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): walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Fri), look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Pori are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku route planning tool.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 30°F. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo driving holiday planning site.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Turku in April, expect Akaslompolo to be little chillier, temps between 38°F and 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip app.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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