15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
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
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. On your second day here, see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere driving holiday planner .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku sightseeing planning tool .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stop by Porin Kauppahalli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pori journey builder .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari itinerary app .

Getting from Pori to Mustasaari by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Jyrkkakosken Ruukki and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Hiukka, then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, and then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sotkamo holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Sotkamo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Jyrkkakosken Ruukki ©
Jyrkkakosken Ruukki

5
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.
Pack the 25th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sotkamo to Helsinki. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach