15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Ruotsinpyhtaa travel route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Ruotsinpyhtaa to be much colder, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. October in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

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

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo day trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In October in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

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Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On your second day here, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Lemmenjoki National Park.

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You can drive from Sotkamo to Inari in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. October in Inari sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Visit Turku Castle and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Hanko (Hanko Water Tower & Pike's Gut). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in October; daily highs in Turku reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Hanko
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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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 29th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route planner .

Drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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