15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, and then explore the historical opulence of Raseborg Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo national park.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hanko online day trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Hanko is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Hanko due to the time zone difference. In December, Hanko is cooler than Bengaluru - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Raseborg Castle, Teijo National Park
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the next day, head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then trek along Kurjenrahka National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku day trip site .

Getting from Hanko to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Keep things going the next day: stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pori planning site .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Pori to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Pori in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Savonlinna: temperatures range from -1°C by day to -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lammassaari Island, stroll through Lempukka Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taipalsaaren kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rautjarven kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Imatra road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Imatra sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Rautjarven kirkko
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online road trip planner .

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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