15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

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
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.
Visiting Arboretum Mustila and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Visit Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St Henry, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip builder .

If you are flying in from Malta, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porvoo, Aurlahti Beach, Arboretum Mustila
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Helsinki to Kuusamo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in July, you will find days in Kuusamo are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, hike along Lammassaari Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and 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, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Imatra

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

few
hours
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pori trip site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Pori in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. 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

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Korpo Church and Archangel Michael's church are in your itinerary. Visit Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna for some beach relaxation. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Tulliniemi Nature Path in Hanko--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: trek along The Archipelago Trail, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and enjoy some diversion at Flowpark.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip maker site .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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