15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route builder

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Heureka in Vantaa, approximately Vantaa away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

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If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

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), see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Lappeenranta by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, and finally examine the collection at VB Photographic Centre. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kuopio travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then examine the collection at Toivolan Vanha Piha, and finally see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla route maker tool.

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

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Terranova, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and finally steep yourself in history at Stromso.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Head to Turun Kauppahalli and Galleria Joellafor plenty of shopping. Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."