15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
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 23rd (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos, then stop by Alko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip maker website .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
City Sokos ©
City Sokos

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 25th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), stroll through Kirjurinluoto, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori road trip app .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Parikkala Sculpture Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Pori to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 30th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at De tre korsens kyrka.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

4
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.
Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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