15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
6
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Bengaluru

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. On the 15th (Wed), head off the coast to Haapasaari Island, have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Kotka is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in August: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

1
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planning app .

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, stroll through Lilla holmen, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary planning tool .

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. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, don't miss a visit to ArtBank, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

ArtBank, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell and then head outdoors with Lake Inari. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Siida, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Tampere to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in August, plan for little chillier days in Inari, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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