15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Brussels

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.
Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take a peaceful walk through Norman Travels, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder .

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in September, Helsinki is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get outdoors at Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral and view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo national park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 22nd (Sat), head outdoors with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in September: high temperatures in Inari hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

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

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Hiukka and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Venajanhiekka. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sotkamo trip builder tool .

Getting from Inari to Sotkamo by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. In September, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna road trip planning website .

Drive from Sotkamo to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

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nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin ruukki. On the next day, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ruotsinpyhtaa online road trip planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ruotsinpyhtaa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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