15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland Trip Planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kymenlaakso
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Head to Flamingo Entertainment Center and Artekfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Aurlahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Kaitalampi in Espoo--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, stroll around Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and explore the activities along Ruoholahti Canal.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Jerusalem, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

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 28th (Thu): get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. On your second day here, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, get outside with Lake Saimaa, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta journey planning website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Kymenlaakso.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Kymenlaakso

— 2 nights
Kymenlaakso is a region in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain), then explore the activities along Huutjarvi Lake, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden and then head off the coast to Haapasaari Island.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kymenlaakso holiday planning website.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kymenlaakso in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kymenlaakso can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kymenlaakso

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 1st (Mon), look for gifts at Viherlandia, take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, test your problem-solving skills at Mysteeri Jyvaskyla - Escape Room with a Story, then look for gifts at Punnitse & Saasta, and finally test your team's savvy at Wayout Jyvaskyla.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla attractions planner.

Drive from Kymenlaakso to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, and finally get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, stop by Hameenkatu, then look for gifts at Tammelantori, and finally look for gifts at Alko.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Uto and The Archipelago Trail. Get outdoors at Jurmo Island and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Rosala in Rosala--about 2h 15 min away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Kirjais, make a splash at JukuPark Turku, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."