15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Saariselka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Dusseldorf

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 10th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip itinerary site .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Kimito Island is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Kimito Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dusseldorf in August, with highs in Kimito Island at 24°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Escape the urban bustle at Kurjenrahka National Park and Vepsa Island. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (Old Rauma & The Church of the Holy Cross). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, browse the collection at Turku City Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mustasaari online vacation maker .

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can 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
night
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. On the 15th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rantasalmi online journey planner .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daytime highs in Rantasalmi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Pyhatunturi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Pyhatunturi when traveling from Koli National Park in August, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary app .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In August in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Trails Winter Sports
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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