15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Barcelona

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro, and then take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island itinerary builder website .

Barcelona, Spain to Kimito Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Kimito Island is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in July; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Kimito Island.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Turku using our trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Tours
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Turku.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Pori.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mariehamn journey planning site .

Getting from Pori to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Mariehamn.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and finally experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inari route maker .

Getting from Mariehamn to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Mariehamn in August, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Inari.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then get outside with Karhunkierros, then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, fly down the slopes at Ruka, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Kuusamo.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planning site .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Savonlinna.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 10th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then steep yourself in history at Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip planning tool .

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeen Marian kirkko
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Imatra.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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.
Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, and examine the collection at Design Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Beaches
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Helsinki.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma