15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 3 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Sotkamo
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
5
Imatra
— 2 nights
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Kotka
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 1 night

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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 Kylamaki Village of Living History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Teijo National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku tour planning website.

Portland, USA to Turku is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. In September, Turku is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. On your second day here, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo day trip website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Turku, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Sotkamo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Sotkamo takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Savonlinna online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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

2
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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, head off the coast to Malonsaari, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Imatra are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 12th (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then stroll through Lehman. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, then stroll around Sibelius Monument, and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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