15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Rantasalmi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Dusseldorf

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Tampere is 1 hour. In August, Tampere is little chillier than Dusseldorf - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Relax by the water at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Kuusisto Manor. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, trek along The Archipelago Trail, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning website .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Thu), stop by Patakirppis, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pori online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mustasaari online travel route planner .

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In August in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rantasalmi day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Rantasalmi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

#Parks, #Nature
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 25th (Sun), stroll through Hiukka and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Venajanhiekka. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Sotkamo route planner .

Getting from Rantasalmi to Sotkamo by car takes about 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oulu.

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

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stroll through Nallikari Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Oulu takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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