15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Manchester

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Family-friendly places like Aurinkolahti Beach and The Swimming Stadium will thrill your kids. Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Helsinki is 2 hours. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Sotkamo. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Hiukka ©
Hiukka

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Start your trip to Mustasaari by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Mustasaari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori trip planning tool .

Getting from Mustasaari to Pori by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Family-friendly places like Moomin World and Kurjenrahka National Park will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
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.
On the 14th (Wed), head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere route website .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

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