15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pori
— 1 night
Fly to Lentoasema, Train to Imatra
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Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
6
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 5th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Archipelago National Park. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro and then take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik gard.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip planning tool.

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 in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planning app.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pori route app.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Imatra

— 2 nights
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 10th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

Plan trip to Imatra with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Pori to Imatra in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 12th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 14th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Julma Olkky and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Predator Center in Kuusamo. On the next day, get outside with Karhunkierros, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo road trip planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning app.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."