15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Inari
— 1 night
4
Sotkamo
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
6
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip site.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in September, Helsinki is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Cathedral and The Church of the Holy Cross. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Teijo National Park in Pernio, approximately Pernio away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in September, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

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

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 24th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sotkamo itinerary planning website.

Drive from Inari to Sotkamo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Sotkamo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, thentake in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and then contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Linden Esplanade, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ruotsinpyhtaa day trip site.

Getting from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa by car takes about 4 hours. September in Ruotsinpyhtaa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki