15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Imatra
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  5 h
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: London

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake a stroll through Ullanlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): visit Linden Esplanade, steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, thenstroll around Riverside Park, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

Start your trip to Kotka by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Kotka, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamina, Salpa Line Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

1
night
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 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Lappeen Marian kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Imatra trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Imatra, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo day trip site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Imatra in April, things will get a bit cooler in Kuusamo: highs are around 3°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell and then ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi journey builder website.

Drive from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Muonio
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. Step out of Turku to go to Hanko and see Bellevue Beach, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. It doesn't end there: stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in April, you will find days in Turku are somewhat warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Teijo National Park
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 1st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, thensee the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and finally stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning site.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Finlayson Church ©
Finlayson Church
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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