15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

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
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  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.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In April, Helsinki is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive 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 ©
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): take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Imatra day trip planning site .

Drive from Kotka to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, hit the slopes at Ruka, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Imatra to Kuusamo by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Imatra in April, with highs in Kuusamo at 3°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Muonio
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Teijo national park and Turku Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku attractions planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in April, expect nights in Turku to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Bellevue Beach
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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.
On the 1st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to 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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