15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Mexico City

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Step off the beaten path and head to Nuuksio National Park and The National Museum of Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Paavolan Tammi in Lohjan Island (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki journey builder site .

Mexico City, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo, then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

1
night
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 16th (Mon): stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

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

You can take a train from Kouvola to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku journey planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Trails
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hit the slopes at Ruka.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in September, you will find days in Kuusamo are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 19th (Thu), stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Arctic Emotions Oy. Explore hidden gems such as Luosto Adventures and Poro Farmi. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

Start your trip to Rovaniemi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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