15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Rantasalmi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Berlin

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planning website .

Berlin, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Tampere. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Tue), examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Thu), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori visit planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip website .

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rantasalmi tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Rantasalmi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Hiukka and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo holiday planning site .

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Sotkamo in 4 hours. In August in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Let the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take a peaceful walk through Norman Travels.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral