15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Kylamaki Village of Living History. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary app.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Turku. Traveling from Toronto in November, expect nights in Turku to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll around Kirjurinluoto. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Yyteri Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori road trip site.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

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 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna day trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, get engrossed in the history at South Karelia Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tainionkosken Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo
South Karelia Museum ©
South Karelia Museum

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Henry.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning tool.

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria