15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

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

4
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 Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

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Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Helsinki is 1 hour. When traveling from Dusseldorf in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island online road trip planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Kuusisto Manor, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, 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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari travel route builder site .

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi travel planner.

Drive from Mustasaari to Pyhatunturi in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

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

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Koli National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rantasalmi.

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
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Rantasalmi trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Valkmusa National Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary website .

Getting from Rantasalmi to Kouvola by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Valkmusa National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

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