15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Pori
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Kotka
— 3 nights

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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.
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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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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.
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 · Beaches
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Pori

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 · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Tampere

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 bus; or take a train. 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 · Beaches

Side Trip

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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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Savonlinna

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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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Main Building of Military School. Get outdoors at Beach Mansikkalahti and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Bunker Museum (in Virolahti), Marian Kirkko (in Hamina) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

Before you visit Kotka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
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Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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