15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kotka
— 3 nights
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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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Helsinki route site.

Jerusalem, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

2
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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 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°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 · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

2
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see 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 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°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 · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

2
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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, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then get 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, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, then stop 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 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°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

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

3
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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 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."