15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly
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Inari
— 3 nights
Fly to Turku, Bus to Pori
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Antwerp

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Helsinki

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aurlahti Beach and Paavolan Tammi. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Antwerp, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Antwerp to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Antwerp in July: highs in Helsinki hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

1
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

3
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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Tuula's Reindeer. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Inari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in July, expect nights in Inari to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

2
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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori online trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Inari to Pori in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

2
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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. Take a break from the city and head to Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Kultaranta Garden, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

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Kimito Island

Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."