15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 2 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then see Santa Claus Office.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
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Waterfall
Auttikongas
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Character Experience
Santa Claus Office
3.8

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo tour planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
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Outdoor Activity
Seven Fells Up
5.0
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Safari
Safaris
4.8

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. May in Inari sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Lookout
Otsamo Fell
4.8

3
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and walk around Sibelius Monument.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Neighborhood
Ullanlinna
4.3

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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then stroll around Fuksinpuisto Park, then don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka online journey planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in Kotka, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Hiking Trail
Santalahti Nature Trail
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Beach
Lehman
3.8

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip maker website.

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
4.4

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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 31st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Turku, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
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Castle
Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then tour or see a game at Irti Maasta Tampere. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8