15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dinan
Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
1
Inari
— 1 day
Shuttle + 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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary maker website.

Dinan, France to Inari is an approximately 23.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dinan to Inari due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dinan in May; daily highs in Inari reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 5th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard
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): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Sibeliusmuseum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku vacation planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites 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): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection 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 Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take an in-depth tour of Visavuori.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere journey planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Wildlife 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna road trip planning app.

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salpa Line Museum and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arboretum Mustila and Bunker Museum. Step out of Hamina with an excursion to Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, contemplate the long history of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Hamina in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hamina can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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