15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get outside with Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Oro and then explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary maker .

Helsinki to Kimito Island is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online route planner .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Imatra

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to Ruokolahden Kirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Pori to Imatra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Imatra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 12th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, and then get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sotkamo road trip app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Sotkamo by car takes about 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Vuokatinvaara
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky and then identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Karhunkierros, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo road trip planning app .

Drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Nuuksio National Park. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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