15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna. You'll explore and learn at Kansallisgalleria and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Imatra.

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
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and finally make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra road trip planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Imatra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Imatra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Riihisaari, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna online visit planner .

Getting from Imatra to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

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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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

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. Visiting Teijo national park and Kurjenrahka National Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku route builder .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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