15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kotka travel route website .

Toronto, Canada to Kotka is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Kotka is 7 hours. In June, Kotka is little chillier than Toronto - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum, Marian Kirkko
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna route planner.

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Get some cultural insight at Turku Cathedral and Louhisaari Manor. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku online travel planner .

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Villa Mairea, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pori visit planning site .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Pori are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Mediamuseo Rupriikki. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampere Cathedral. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder app .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kansallisgalleria and Ullanlinna. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, wander the streets of Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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