15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Madrid

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Let the collections at Kansallisgalleria and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel route tool .

Madrid, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in February, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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. Let the collections at Salpa Line Museum and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Linden Esplanade and St. John's Church. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Hamina to see Marian kirkko about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Kotka, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka day trip website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in February, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hamina, Salpa Line Museum
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 13th (Tue), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

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You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
night
Turku

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), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, daytime highs in Turku are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rauhaniemi Beach and Spas & Wellness. Popular historic sites such as Tampere Cathedral and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach.

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Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko