15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuusamo
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Tornio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Atlanta

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Bring the kids along to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Ekenas Archipelago National Park in Raseborg, about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

Atlanta, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Atlanta to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in June, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 65°F and 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa and Serlachius Museum Gustaf. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Parola Armour Museum and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and look for gifts at Ideapark.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere tour builder tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to The Predator Center in Kuusamo and Julma Olkky. Head to Shopping Center Kumpare and Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shopfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Kuusamo to Suomussalmi to see Hossa National Park about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo attractions planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Tornio

— 1 night
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tornio trip planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Tornio in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tornio are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tornio

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and then expand your understanding of the military at Salpa Line.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna route builder.

Drive from Tornio to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Lahti

— 2 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti online trip maker.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lahti in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lahti are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lahti

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."