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
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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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.
On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku road trip planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Turku is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect Turku to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

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2
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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 11th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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3
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Olavinlinna Castle and Imatra Waterfall. Visiting Siikalahti Wetland and Lammassaari Island will get you outdoors. When in Savonlinna, make a side trip to see Linnansaari National Park in Rantasalmi, approximately Rantasalmi away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna route maker.

Drive from Rauma to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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3
nights
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): trek along Hiidenvuori, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade. On the next day, stroll around Riverside Park, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the next day, head outdoors with Lake Inari.

Before you visit Inari, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kotka in August, with highs in Inari at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums
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2
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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.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

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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."