15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athens
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Athens

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip site.

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Athens in July, with highs in Helsinki at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
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 23rd (Mon): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and then get engrossed in the history at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Imatra trip planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Imatra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Museums
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 24th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Mustasaari itinerary planner.

Drive from Imatra to Mustasaari in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 25th (Wed), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pori online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pori takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo ©

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Kurjenrahka National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. There's still lots to do: get your game on at Moomin World, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 29th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip maker.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 30th (Mon), look for gifts at Alko, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Aleksanterin Kirkko ©
Aleksanterin Kirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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