15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Lisbon
Drive:  52​h
Helsinki
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  52​h
Lisbon

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lisbon to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Lahti tour website .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Lahti sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Rauma.

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#Museums
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland

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Rauma

Rauma
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rauma sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Lahti to Rauma in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

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#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Moomin World and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo trip app .

You can drive from Turku to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala), Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju) and Savonlinna (Savonlinna Cathedral & Olavinlinna Castle). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, get a sense of history and politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta route website .

Getting from Porvoo to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Imatra Waterfall
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola online travel planner .

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Theme Parks, #Museums
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel route builder site .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Senate Square ©
Senate Square

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