15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Vallisaari and Hietaranta Beach. Kallio Church and Military Museum of Manes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hakasalmi Villa, admire the natural beauty at Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, and stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and then soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Lappeenranta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Savonlinna on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo and then walk around Hupisaaret Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip maker.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Finlayson Area, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

Make your Tampere itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uusikaupunki Old Church and Bonk Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Automobile Museum and Kylamaki Village of Living History. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Louhisaari Manor in Askainen, approximately Askainen away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku journey builder.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

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."