15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
5
Kotka
— 3 nights

5
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 Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki tour planning app.

Jerusalem, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. In September, Helsinki is much colder than Jerusalem - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Louhisaari Manor. Explore hidden gems such as Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Old Rauma. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip website.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Old Rauma, Louhisaari Manor
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stop by Tammelantori, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder website.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thenget all the information you need at Riihisaari, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, thenstop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

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 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then make a trip to Linden Esplanade. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kotka online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Salpa Line Museum
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila