15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  3 h 15 min
1
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
7
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
End: Tornio

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pori attractions planner .

Helsinki to Pori is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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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 26th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and then make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

Plan trip to Tampere with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Porvoo and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Heureka (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Heureka, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): examine the collection at Woikosken Automuseo, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Woikosken Automuseo, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila, Maritime Centre Vellamo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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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 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna journey planner .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

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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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, and finally contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn travel planning website .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

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.
Get some cultural insight at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Uto. Turku Cathedral and Nagu Church will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nagu Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova