15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Punkaharju
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Berlin

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Forssa Museum. Vapriikin Museokeskus and National Police Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere route planner .

Berlin, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Berlin to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ideapark, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Forssa Museum
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Forssa Museum ©
Forssa Museum
National Police Museum ©
National Police Museum

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 30th (Wed), look for gifts at Patakirppis, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pori tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Pori sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

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 31st (Thu), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

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You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

1
night
Punkaharju

Punkaharju ©
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and then make a trip to The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Punkaharju trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Punkaharju takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Stromforsin ruukki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planner.

Getting from Punkaharju to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, stop by Digelius Music, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria