15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Paris

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and cool off at The Swimming Stadium.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip app .

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Manor ©
Soderlangvik Manor

2
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 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): browse the collection at Turku City Library, take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

2
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 3rd (Fri): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pori tour app .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 6th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. August in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi route builder tool .

Getting from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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