15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 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 in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore hidden gems such as Sapokka Water Garden and Porvoo Old Town. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Linden Esplanade in Kotka, approximately Kotka away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:

Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally stroll through Lempukka Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. The adventure continues: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Imatra to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then walk around Kirjurinluoto.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pori holiday builder app.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Kids will enjoy Naantali Old Town and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Change things up with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

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."