15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  8 h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Frankfurt

2
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 4th (Sat): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online route builder.

Frankfurt, Germany to Turku is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in July, with highs in Turku at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey builder site.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Kouvola (Kouvola City Museum, Repovesi National Park, &more) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). The adventure continues: walk around Sapokka Water Garden, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip maker tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Kotka sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Savonlinna driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

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

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, make a trip to Paateri, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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