15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), wander the streets of Ullanlinna, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally steep yourself in history at Pohjolan toimitalo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko, and finally kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online tour planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Space Bowling & Billiards.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori trip app.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

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

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You will leave for Kotka on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Get outdoors at Beach Mansikkalahti and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Bunker Museum (in Virolahti), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and expand your understanding of the military at Main Building of Military School.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."