15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Antwerp
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 2 nights
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
End: Antwerp

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Aurlahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paavolan Tammi and Norman Travels. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip website .

Antwerp, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Antwerp to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Antwerp in July, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Aurlahti Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church as well as Jytky Hysky Sled Dog Camp. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Tuula's Reindeer. Take a break from the city and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Inari Reindeerfarm.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inari driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Savonlinna in July: highs in Inari hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Jytky Hysky Sled Dog Camp ©
Jytky Hysky Sled Dog Camp
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 20th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Pori takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Aavameri has been added to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Archangel Michael's church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, browse the collection at Turku City Library, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 25th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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