15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  16​h
1
Lahti
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Portland

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland, then stroll through Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and finally get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lahti online trip builder .

Portland, USA to Lahti is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Portland to Lahti due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Portland in March, plan for slightly colder days in Lahti, with highs around 35°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Lahti

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland, Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Hiukka and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Venajanhiekka. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Lahti to Sotkamo with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lahti in March since evenings lows in Sotkamo dip to 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Hiukka ©
Hiukka

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 14th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Mustasaari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mustasaari when traveling from Sotkamo in March, with lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius, admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pori visit planner .

Getting from Mustasaari to Pori by car takes about 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere journey planner .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Tampere are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. March in Turku sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Flamingo Entertainment Centre. Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, stop by Marimekko, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in March, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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