15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, head off the coast to Lehman, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip builder site .

Jerusalem, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, expect Kotka to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Marian Kirkko
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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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 19th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Lammassaari Island, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra road trip planner .

Getting from Kotka to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Imatra sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Fri), 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, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 22nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Venajanhiekka.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sotkamo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Venajanhiekka, Kajaani Castle ruins
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins

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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 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

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Getting from Sotkamo to Turku by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and National Museum of Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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