15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Nice
+3
train + foot + Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 15​min
End: Nice

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere visit planner .

Nice, France to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Nice to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Nice, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Turku.

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): have fun at Moomin World, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

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Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pori holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

Getting from Mustasaari to Koli National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Imatra.

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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

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), admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall and then trek along Lammassaari Island.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Imatra trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Imatra by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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