15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take a stroll through Ullanlinna, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pohjolan toimitalo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
Turku

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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam 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 step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 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 Museums Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Pori

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

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pori online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
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 (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere road trip site .

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the history at Salpa Line, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna holiday maker tool .

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Kolovesi National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
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. Get in touch with nature at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Beach Mansikkalahti. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Linden Esplanade and Bunker Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Marian Kirkko (in Hamina) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka visit planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Kotka, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Salpa Line Museum, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Bunker Museum
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Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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