15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Imatra
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
9
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Barcelona

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island road trip planning site.

Barcelona, Spain to Kimito Island is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect Kimito Island to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pori to Mariehamn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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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 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inari online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Inari takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mariehamn in August: high temperatures in Inari hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then get outside with Karhunkierros, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Keep things going the next day: stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo tour app.

You can fly from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Ruka ©
Ruka
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

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
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeen Marian kirkko
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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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.
Visit Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kamppi Chapel of Silence for their historical value. Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, stroll around Sibelius Monument, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and examine the collection at Design Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland