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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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
6
Helsinki
— 5 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.
On the 16th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Elf's Farmyard, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in October; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to 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. On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, see what you can catch with Finnaction, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Koli National Park.
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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. October in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) 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 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola road trip planning app.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Turku.
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Turku — 1 night

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 24th (Mon): gear up at Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then admire the natural beauty at Alppiruusupuisto, and finally get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip maker.

You can fly from Kouvola to Turku in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.
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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.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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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