15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Turku Cathedral. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planning website.

Hamburg, Germany to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hamburg to Turku. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trip

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern and then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum and then try to win big at PAF Casino.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn travel route builder website.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

Plan my day in Tampere using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
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Imatra

— 2 nights
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 21st (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. On your second day here, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal and then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Imatra vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Imatra takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

Plan my day in Savonlinna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Katajanokka, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."