15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi — 2 nights

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 27th (Thu): make a trip to Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get to know the resident critters at Elf's Farmyard, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally look for gifts at Arctic Design Shop. Keep things going the next day: visit Other, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cairo in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a train to Oulu.
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Oulu — 1 night

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, then get interesting insight from Finnaction, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oulu online journey maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Oulu are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.
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Highlights from your trip

Koli National Park — 3 nights

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park planning website.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Kouvola.
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Kouvola — 2 nights

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola sightseeing planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In November in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Turku.
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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 4th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then see what you can catch with VMB Fishing, and finally find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): stroll around Alppiruusupuisto, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, and finally admire the local landmark of Harmonia.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku visit website.

Traveling by flight from Kouvola to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.
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Helsinki — 4 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.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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