15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
2
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kotka
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Ivalo
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Turku online journey builder.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Turku, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in August, with highs in Turku at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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2
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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip tool.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rauma

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get in touch with nature at Imatra Waterfall and Linnansaari National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Olavinlinna Castle and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Imatra (Lammassaari Island & Lempukka Beach) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna itinerary maker website.

Getting from Rauma to Savonlinna by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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3
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Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then stroll around Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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2
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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. On the 19th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Juutua Nature Trail and then head outdoors with Lake Inari.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Inari travel route planner.

Getting from Kotka to Inari by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kotka in August; daily highs in Inari reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll around Sibelius Monument, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally see the interesting displays at Design Museum. Keep things going the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and then look for gifts at Taiga Colors.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip planner.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Adventure
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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."