15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Kelowna

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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Brunberg Candy Factory Shop (in Porvoo) and Gumbostrand Konst & Form (in Sipoo). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation builder app .

Kelowna, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelowna to Helsinki is 10 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gumbostrand Konst & Form, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Visavuori and Pyhan Birgitan kirkko. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vitikkala Manor and Haihara Art Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti) and Parola Tank Museum (in Parola). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere travel planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Visavuori, Vitikkala Manor, Laukko Manor, Parola Tank Museum, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Pori Art Museum, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pori attractions planning site .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Visit Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, take in the exciting artwork at Photographic Centre Peri, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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