15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, step off the mainland to explore Lehman, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ruotsinpyhtaa attractions planning site .

Brussels, Belgium to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Ruotsinpyhtaa. When traveling from Brussels in September, plan for little chillier days in Ruotsinpyhtaa, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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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 18th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at Hiukka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paltaniemi Church, and then explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sotkamo online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Savonlinna to Sotkamo by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Venajanhiekka, Paltaniemi Church, Kajaani Castle ruins
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Pori takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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nights
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): head off the coast to Vepsa Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku travel route builder app .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Rock Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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