15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
+4
train + foot + tram + Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + tram + foot + train:  7​h 45​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere vacation planning website .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Finlayson Church ©
Finlayson Church

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Visit Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, deepen your understanding at Abo Akademi, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday planner.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary site .

Getting from Turku to Savonlinna by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Sotkamo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. In July in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, stroll through Ainolan Puisto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Oulu takes 3 hours. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

4
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.
Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Aurlahti Beach in Lohja, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Finland, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki planner .

You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Aurlahti Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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