15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
+2
bus + Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
End: Glasgow

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online attractions planner .

Glasgow, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Tampere when traveling from Glasgow in May, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

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 29th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Naantali Church, trek along The Archipelago Trail, then contemplate the long history of Brinkhall Manor, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 31st (Fri), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in May, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Muonio
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inari road trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuusamo online itinerary maker .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip app .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Kuusamo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Malonsaari, explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rautjarven kirkko, and finally make a trip to Ruokolahden Kirkko.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Imatra day trip planning site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Imatra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahti, Rautjarven kirkko
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Rautjarven kirkko ©
Rautjarven kirkko
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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