15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

2
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 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and finally stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planning tool.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Nasinneula Tower ©
Nasinneula Tower

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 5th (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thenget all the information you need at Riihisaari, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in September, expect nights in Kuusamo to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Inari journey planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Inari are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation maker website.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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