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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Museo "Ett Hem", and then stroll through Vepsa Island.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Turku is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in August, with highs in Turku at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at old City Hall.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rauma day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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 Linnansaari National Park will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Olavinlinna Castle and Siikalahti Wetland. Go for a jaunt from Savonlinna to Imatra to see Imatra Waterfall about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder .

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. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Imatra, Siikalahti Wetland, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Linnansaari National Park
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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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll through Hiidenvuori, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka attractions planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. 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

Side Trips

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

2
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, experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then get outside with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Lake Inari.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Kotka to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kotka in August: high temperatures in Inari hover around 19°C and lows are around 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
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum Helsinki, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

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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 somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in August, with highs in Helsinki at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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