15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

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 8th (Sun): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield. On your second day here, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku travel planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in Turku reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Linna Golf & Country Club. Popular historic sites such as Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere vacation planning app .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary website .

Getting from Tampere to Pori by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and then sample the fine beverages at Kyr0 Distillery Company. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kyr0 Distillery Company, Saltkaret
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Get outdoors at Akka-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. Step out of Lieksa to go to Koli and see Koli Shop Retkitupa, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. There's still lots to do: trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Tarhapuro Waterfall, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lieksa tour builder website .

You can drive from Vaasa to Lieksa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Lieksa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukion Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and partake in some friendly competition at InsideOut Productions.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Helsinki. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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