15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Pori
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Helsinki

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Aurinkolahti Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurlahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Henry, and explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

If you are flying in from Malta, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porvoo, Aurlahti Beach, Arboretum Mustila
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 8th (Sun), look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip builder app.

Fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in July, expect nights in Kuusamo to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ruokolahden Kirkko, Lappeen Marian kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

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hours
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) and then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori vacation app.

Getting from Imatra to Pori by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Visiting Tulliniemi Nature Path and The Archipelago Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Korpo Church in Korpo (about 2h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and enjoy some diversion at Flowpark Turku.

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You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hanko, Kultaranta Garden, Korpo Church
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bengtskar Lighthouse
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

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