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 30​min
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Mariehamn
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

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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 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Tampere. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanko.

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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach and then stroll through Tulliniemi Nature Path.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Hanko journey tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tampere to Hanko. In August in Hanko, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hanko to Turku. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then stroll through Kobba Klintar, and finally try to win big at PAF Casino.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Nature

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

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, get in on the family fun at Punkaharjun Kesamaa, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally get your bearings at Riihisaari.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna travel planning website .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online attractions planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can 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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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Valkmusa National Park.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lappeenranta to Kouvola. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Nature, #Parks

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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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 15th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin ruukki, then pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and finally experience rural life at Bosgard Organic Farm. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, step off the mainland to explore Kaunissaari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo travel route planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Kouvola to Porvoo with the Route module. In August in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get your game on at Flytour XD Helsinki, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to 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