15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kotka
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
End: Jerusalem

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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Market Square Kauppatori. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and look for gifts at Artisaani.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki visit website .

Jerusalem, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can 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 ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. Change things up with a short trip to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stop by Tammelantori, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning app .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Riihisaari, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car 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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Lehman and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°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

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