15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Jarvenpaa
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
3
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Punkaharju
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Puumala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Naantali
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
9
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
10
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Bristol

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.
Attractions like Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki online travel planner .

Bristol, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Jarvenpaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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Jarvenpaa

Jarvenpaa ©
Järvenpää is a town and municipality of Finland.HistoryJärvenpää was separated from its parent community Tuusula in 1951. On the 2nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jarvenpaan kirkko and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula).

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jarvenpaa trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Helsinki to Jarvenpaa by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Jarvenpaa

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) ©
Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
Jarvenpaan kirkko ©
Jarvenpaan kirkko

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
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You can drive from Jarvenpaa to Porvoo in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll set off for Punkaharju on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Outdoors Museums
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night
Punkaharju

Punkaharju ©
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through Kitee Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Punkaharjun Kesamaa and then explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Punkaharju trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Porvoo to Punkaharju in 3.5 hours. August in Punkaharju sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puumala.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kitee Zoo
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Punkaharjun Kesamaa ©
Punkaharjun Kesamaa
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©

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Puumala

Puumala ©
On the 5th (Sun), make a trip to Viewing Platform in Puumala, take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, then take an in-depth tour of Liehtalanniemen museotila, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Puumala wooden church.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Puumala road trip site .

Traveling by car from Punkaharju to Puumala takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Puumala are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Puumala

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kummakivi Boulder
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Puumala wooden church ©
Puumala wooden church

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night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Neitvuori and then relax in the rural setting at Hauhalan Hanhifarmi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mikkeli trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Puumala to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. In August in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Hauhalan Hanhifarmi ©
Hauhalan Hanhifarmi

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 7th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland) and then get in on the family fun at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip maker .

You can drive from Mikkeli to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nokkakivi Amusement Park
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Nokkakivi Amusement Park ©
Nokkakivi Amusement Park

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nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to Naantali Church, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and finally examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Moomin World and then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Naantali trip planner .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Naantali in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Naantali

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
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Vaski Adventure Island ©
Vaski Adventure Island
Naantali Church ©
Naantali Church
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally stroll through Kupittaa Park.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Turku trip website .

Turku is very close to Naantali. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Spas Beaches
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, and then steep yourself in history at The Aalto House.

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

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Kallio Church ©
Kallio Church
Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti) ©
Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti)

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