15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katajanokka and The National Museum of Finland. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Old Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki tour builder.

Madrid, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in February, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. John's Church and Linden Esplanade. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marian Kirkko and Main Building of Military School. When in Kotka, make a side trip to see Salpa Line Museum in Miehikkala, approximately Miehikkala away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, and trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kotka day trip tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Kotka at -2°C and lows at -7°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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2
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna holiday app.

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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1
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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.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku day trip app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Turku are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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3
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vapriikin Museokeskus and Suolijarvi Beach. Visit Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas for their historical value. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tampere online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. February in Tampere sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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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."