15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Savonlinna
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Turku
— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Visit Cathedral of Porvoo and Mannerheim Museum for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Pyhan Katarinan kirkko (in Karjaa), Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in panoramic vistas at SkyWheel Helsinki, appreciate the history behind Maternal Love Sculpture (Aidinrakkaus), and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki route planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip builder tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in July; daily highs in Saariselka reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Savonlinna

— 1 day
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Levi to Savonlinna in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 11th (Sat), examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, then stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Turku City Library. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Rauma and Turku Cathedral. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku trip maker tool.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

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."