15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Train to Richmond Amtrak, Subway to San Francisco, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hameenlinna
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Sacramento International Airport

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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.
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, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary planning app.

Sacramento, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour combination of train, subway, and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Sacramento to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sacramento in June, you will find days in Helsinki are colder (65°F), and nights are a bit cooler (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Makravaara Hill, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

Lappeenranta

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti), Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta journey planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Kotka

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kotka day trip app.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Kupittaa Park, have fun at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get interesting insight from VMB Fishing.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Turku sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Hameenlinna

— 1 night
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. On the 29th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Visavuori and then brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hameenlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Hameenlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hameenlinna are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

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."