15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Rauma
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
6
Kotka
— 1 night
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stop by Keittioelamaa. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then catch a live performance at Tampere Hall, and finally look for gifts at Ideapark.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder site.

Bucharest, Romania to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bucharest in January: high temperatures in Tampere hover around -5°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Tammelantori ©
Tammelantori
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), stop by Patakirppis, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku tour planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, get your bearings at Riihisaari, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Turku in January, things will get slightly colder in Savonlinna: highs are around -7°C and lows about -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taipalsaaren kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Taipalsaaren kirkko ©
Taipalsaaren kirkko

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Kotka

Kotka ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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 discover tucked-away gems like Market Square Kauppatori and Aurinkolahti Beach. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Stockmann Department Storefor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, stop by Boss Shop, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria