15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Dubai

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Dubai to Helsinki, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Helsinki is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

2
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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 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Visavuori, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

Discover how to plan a Tampere trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

3
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planning site .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna attractions planner .

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. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

4
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Repovesi National Park and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal & Lappeenranta Fortress). There's lots more to do: stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Hamina, Repovesi National Park
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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