15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Porto

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Oro.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip planner.

Porto, Portugal to Kimito Island is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Porto to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Porto in September, with highs in Kimito Island at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Cathedral and Kultaranta Garden. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Teijo national park in Pernio, about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku route planning tool .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Kiutakongas Rapids and Syote National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Ruka.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Savonlinna in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Syote National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Syote National Park ©
Syote National 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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Kansallisgalleria and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, shop like a local with Okra, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Kuusamo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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