15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kotka
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  6​h
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. On the next day, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

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

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. In August, Turku is little chillier than Toronto - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Cross, Rauma, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Visiting Lammassaari Island and Imatra Waterfall will get you outdoors. Olavinlinna Castle and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala), Lempukka Beach (in Imatra) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

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

Traveling by car from Rauma to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Imatra, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

3
nights
Kotka

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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island, then stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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nights
Inari

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), examine the collection at Siida, then relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Juutua Nature Trail and then head outdoors with Lake Inari.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inari online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Kotka to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Inari is a bit cooler than Kotka - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
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.
On the 21st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum Helsinki. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Helsinki Zoo, and finally look for gifts at Taiga Colors.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight 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 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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