15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Sodankyla
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Sodankyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Mustasaari
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Varna Airport

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, walk around Sibelius Monument, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Varna, Bulgaria to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Varna in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park and then get your game on at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary app.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker website.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Sodankyla

— 1 night
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, then take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sodankyla route planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tampere to Sodankyla. In September in Sodankyla, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory. Keep things going the next day: catch a live event at Lappi Areena and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Sodankyla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari. September in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."