15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Pori
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
End: Helsinki

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip maker .

Helsinki to Pori is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): trek along The Archipelago Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hossa National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hossa National Park
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Hossa National Park ©
Hossa National Park
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, and then stroll through Utra Beach.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park travel route planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Joensuu
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

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 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra online tour planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Kummakivi Boulder, Lappeen Marian kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Aurinkolahti Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Linden Esplanade). Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, look for gifts at Marimekko, and admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo Old Town
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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