15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Sofia
Fly + train:  9​h 45​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Sofia

2
days
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 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker site .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Tampere is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sofia in August, with highs in Tampere at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

3
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Kurjenrahka National Park will get you outdoors. Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Ett Hem Museum, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 21st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

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#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mustasaari route planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. August in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
days
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rantasalmi trip website .

Drive from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Imatrankoski Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra attractions site .

Getting from Rantasalmi to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Joutsenon kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

4
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Visit Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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