15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
5
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive
6
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
7
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Dusseldorf

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Kansallisgalleria and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online day trip planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Dusseldorf in August, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

Kimito Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kimito Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online tour planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 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 · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pyhatunturi takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
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Koli National Park

— 1 night
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary builder website.

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

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Rantasalmi

— 1 night
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 21st (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

Plan a Rantasalmi trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi in 3 hours. In August in Rantasalmi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
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Kouvola

— 2 nights
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 next day: explore the striking landscape of Valkmusa National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip tool.

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Kouvola in 3 hours. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

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."