15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
5
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Korkeasaari Zoo and Heureka. Shop till you drop at Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

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If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 23rd (Tue), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta travel route builder .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip maker .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, and finally admire the masterpieces at VB Photographic Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kuopio trip planning app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 27th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla road trip planner .

Getting from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 28th (Sun), examine the collection at Terranova, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and finally contemplate the long history of Stromso.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Historic Sites
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Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Stromso ©
Stromso

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Moomin World and Bellevue Beach. Visit Naantali Old Town and Turun Kauppahalli for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online travel route planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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