15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Kotka
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Visavuori, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see Old Rauma about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku road trip website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 22nd (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn journey website.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Fun & Games
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games

1
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Repovesi National Park and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal & Lappeenranta Fortress). The adventure continues: stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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