15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Porto

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail, and then make a trip to Stromforsin ruukki. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum and then step off the mainland to explore Lehman.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kotka holiday app .

Porto, Portugal to Kotka is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Kotka is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Porto in September, with highs in Kotka at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Stromforsin ruukki
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna travel route planning tool .

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 7th (Fri), hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Savonlinna in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Kuusamo, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Siida, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then get outside with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Inari are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn tour planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Mariehamn in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Inari in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Mariehamn: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Naantali Church, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kultaranta Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and National Museum of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Kansallisgalleria. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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