15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 1 night
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Inari
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Louhisaari Manor, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip builder tool.

Detroit, USA to Turku is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Detroit to Turku, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Detroit in October; daily highs in Turku reach 48°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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Must see
Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

Before you visit Inari, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in October: high temperatures in Inari hover around 37°F and lows are around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 22nd (Mon), trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. October in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

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Outdoor Activity
Karhunkierros
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna itinerary builder website.

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in October, expect nights in Savonlinna to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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 26th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then kick back and relax at Lehman.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Kotka are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Hiking Trail
Santalahti Nature Trail
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Wildlife Area
Arboretum Mustila
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Historic Site
Stromforsin Ruukki
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Marimekko. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
4.2

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