15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly:  11​h
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pori
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Exeter

1
day
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 3rd (Tue), trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Pike's Gut.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hanko sightseeing app .

Exeter, UK to Hanko is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Hanko is 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 4th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Hanko to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. In September in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
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 6th (Fri): stroll through Vepsa Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and finally find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku online route planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vaski Adventure Island
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Villa Mairea, then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pori day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner .

Getting from Pori to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Hiukka and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sotkamo journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. In September in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Hiukka ©
Hiukka

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then trek along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. 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.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. In September in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

3
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.
Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and National Museum of Finland. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip website .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Kuusamo in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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