15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Kuusamo
— 1 day
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Inari
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Kuusamo

— 1 day
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Kuusamo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Kuusamo, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Kuusamo is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of -1°C and lows of -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 3rd (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Inari online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

Savonlinna

— 1 day
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online visit planner.

You can fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in November: high temperatures in Savonlinna hover around 1°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

Kotka

— 2 nights
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 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, walk around Riverside Park, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Kotka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 8th (Fri): get advice or help at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally make a splash at JukuPark Turku.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Turku sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take an in-depth tour of Visavuori.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tampere trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning site.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."