15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Kouvola
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Birmingham

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Helsinki using our trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Birmingham to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 10th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island journey builder website .

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 June, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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 12th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Turku route planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Church
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 14th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn online trip maker .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 15th (Sat): trek along Juutua Nature Trail, examine the collection at Siida, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari itinerary planning website .

Getting from Mariehamn to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Mariehamn in June, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Karhunkierros and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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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 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online tour builder .

Fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in June, you will find days in Savonlinna are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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