15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dinan
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hamina
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Dinan

1
day
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 2nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inari trip planner .

Dinan, France to Inari is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dinan to Inari due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dinan in May, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), examine the collection at Design Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in May, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 5th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then expand your understanding of the military at Oro.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. May in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik
Oro ©
Oro

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and finally examine the collection at Sibeliusmuseum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Church
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and finally examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then get engrossed in the history at Visavuori.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder website .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

3
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Salpa Line Museum and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. You'll explore and learn at Bunker Museum and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamina: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Ruotsinpyhtaa (Stromforsin ruukki & Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to St. John's Church.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hamina trip planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Hamina in 3 hours. May in Hamina sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, Kotka, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum, Arboretum Mustila
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum

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