15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Helsinki

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Helsinki, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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 Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku road trip site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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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 13°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then take 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 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°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 · Museums

Side Trips

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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
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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 17°C and lows of 9°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 · Trails

Side Trips

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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki