15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Berlin

2
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.
On the 27th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church and then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker site .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 30th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Oro.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Teijo national park and Bellevue Beach. Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Korpo to see Korpo Church about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip planning tool .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Korpo Church, Bellevue Beach, Teijo national park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari, and then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Parks

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
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner .

Getting from Pori to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Imatra trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Siikalahti Wetland, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 9th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planner.

Take a train from Imatra to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti

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