15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Diego
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: San Diego

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Cathedral and Naantali Church will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Vepsa Island and The Archipelago Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & The Old Town Hall Museum). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, don't miss a visit to Kultaranta Garden, and get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

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San Diego, USA to Turku is an approximately 24- hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to Turku, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in March, with highs in Turku at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In March in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Ruka and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo visit site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in March, expect Kuusamo to be slightly colder, temps between -2°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

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Fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

3
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.
Let the collections at The National Museum of Finland and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Ullanlinna. Change things up with a short trip to Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In March, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Stromforsin Ruukki
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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