15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mariehamn
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

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night
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 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

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Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 6th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach and then hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hanko road trip website .

Getting from Tampere to Hanko by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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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 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and finally stroll through The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 9th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and finally try to win big at PAF Casino.

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You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Casinos, #Fun & Games, #Museums

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Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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PAF Casino ©
PAF Casino
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, get in on the family fun at Punkaharjun Kesamaa, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Riihisaari.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Punkaharjun Kesamaa
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Punkaharjun Kesamaa ©
Punkaharjun Kesamaa

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nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, stroll through Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta holiday planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Imatra
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valkmusa National Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online tour planner .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Valkmusa National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

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nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, then make a trip to Stromforsin ruukki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, and finally experience rural life at Bosgard Organic Farm. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, step off the mainland to explore Kaunissaari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Porvoo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, Loviisan kirkko, Kaunissaari
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, have some family-friendly fun at Flytour XD Helsinki, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planner.

Drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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