15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Kurjenrahka National Park and Vepsa Island. Step out of Turku to go to Askainen and see Louhisaari Manor, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Turku. When traveling from Toronto in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Turku: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pori day trip planning website .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Pori, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 10th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, take an in-depth tour of South Karelia Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lammassaari Island, and finally explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta day trip app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. You'll explore and learn at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Helsinki are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church