15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
6
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Hietaranta Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect nights in Helsinki to be a bit cooler, around 8°C, while days are much colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

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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 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip site.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Vepsa Island ©
Beach
Vepsa Island
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Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
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Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pori, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Imatra

Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 8th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Imatra online road trip planner.

Drive from Pori to Imatra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In September, daytime highs in Imatra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Imatra Waterfall
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Imatra to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Kerimaki Church ©
Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
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Sotkamo

Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Hiukka and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Sotkamo itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 13th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo holiday app.

Drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Julma Olkky ©
Canyon
Julma Olkky
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Karhunkierros ©
Outdoor Activity
Karhunkierros
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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): explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary app.

Drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Inari are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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