15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Rauma
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
3
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Tuuri
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kaskinen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h
7
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Imatra
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h
9
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: St. Petersburg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take a stroll through Katajanokka, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Helsinki. When traveling from Geneva in August, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Porvoo Old Town
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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hours
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and then head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rauma road trip tool .

Drive from Helsinki to Rauma in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Museums Shopping
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Kuuskajaskari ©
Kuuskajaskari
The Old Town Hall Museum ©
The Old Town Hall Museum
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra and then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pori sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Pori takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tuuri.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park, Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra
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Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park ©
Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra ©
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra

1
night
Tuuri

Tuuri ©
Tuuri is a village in Alavus, a city of Finland.Tuuri is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Etelä-Pohjanmaa region. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at JM-Rally Parc Ferme, then view the masterpieces at Taidekeskus Harri, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ahtari Zoo.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Tuuri trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Tuuri by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Tuuri, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kaskinen.

Things to do in Tuuri

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

JM-Rally Parc Ferme, Ahtari Zoo, Taidekeskus Harri
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
JM-Rally Parc Ferme ©
JM-Rally Parc Ferme
Taidekeskus Harri ©
Taidekeskus Harri

1
night
Kaskinen

Kaskinen
Kaskinen is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Salgrund Pilot Station.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaskinen trip planner .

Getting from Tuuri to Kaskinen by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Kaskinen, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Vaasa.

Things to do in Kaskinen

Historic Sites
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2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and finally make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall. On your second day here, head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kaskinen to Vaasa in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 14th (Wed), trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Vaasa to Kouvola in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko

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.
On the 15th (Thu), learn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, then trek along Lammassaari Island, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Imatra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Imatra

Outdoors Museums Trails
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then explore the striking landscape at Julma Olkky, and then stop by Jalavan Kauppa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and then hike along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Imatra to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Imatra in August; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Jalavan Kauppa
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

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