15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  3 h 15 min
1
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Imatra
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
End: Helsinki

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pori trip planner .

Helsinki to Pori is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Bellevue Beach and The Archipelago Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Cathedral and Bengtskar Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Nagu Church (in Nagu), Rosala Viking Centre (in Rosala) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rosala, Nagu Church, Korpo Church, Bellevue Beach, Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse
Nagu Church ©
Nagu Church

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 11th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the striking landscape at Julma Olkky, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo journey builder site .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Imatra trip planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Imatra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko
Lappeenrannan kirkko ©
Lappeenrannan kirkko

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stromforsin ruukki. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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